Chateau La Lagune has a long history that dates all the way back to the 16th century. A popular classed growth of 90 hectares in the Haut-Medoc, situated south of Margaux near Cantemerle. The new owners have invested a great deal of money here in recent years and have also bought Paul Jaboulet Ainé in Hermitage.
Chateau La Lagune produces a refined, feminine style of wine that offers aromatic complexity and elegant textures. Even though the chateau is located in the Haut Medoc appellation, the wine could easily be confused with a Margaux.
On average, the vines are maintained at 30 years of age. The oldest vines are their Petit Verdot. Some of those vines are more than 80 years old. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,666 vines per hectare.
The vineyard is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.
To compensate for the lower levels of vine density, they use a higher level of trellising than you find in other vineyards, which helps aid in the photosynthesis and helps reduce yields. The vineyard is farmed using 100% organic farming techniques. Chateau La Lagune earned their certification for organic farming practices starting with the 2016 vintage.
To produce the wine of Chateau La Lagune, the wine is fermented in a total of 72 different, temperature controlled, stainless steel vats that vary in size from 22 hectoliters to 200 hectoliters to allow for parcel by parcel vinification.
The vats are laid out in a functional and architecturally interesting pattern. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine is blended before the aging process begins
The wine is aged in between 50% and 60% new French, oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot,