Region: Saint-Julien, Bordeaux
Completely situated in the village of Saint-Julien, the vineyard of Chateau Lagrange represents 118 hectares in red vines, spread over two hills with the slopes directed towards the North and the South, in one block. The subsoil is of clay and limestone and the topsoil is of pebbles and gravel. The climate is temperate and maritime.
Harmony is the key word for each and every man and woman at the Château. We never force Mother Nature, we merely guide her. Each year, the work in the vineyard, where attention to detail and age-old traditions are combined, gives birth to a unique, elegant, powerful wine able to age well over time. Over 35 years ago, our vineyard was re-planted and re-structured, resulting in today’s well balanced and distinguished wines , honed by the magic of time. Expressing the best of each terroir: with this objective in mind, we re-organized the vinification cellar with one stainless steel vat adapted to each and every plot in the vineyard. Let Time fulfill its mission. A benevolent eye is kept on our wines as they mature gently in the barrel ageing cellars.
In 2018 the total rainfall was above the average of the last two decades, mainly due to the heavy rainfall in the first half of the year. The average temperatures were also among the highest ever recorded by our weather station. The summer was, however, one of the driest recorded at Lagrange since 1996. The hot, dry weather continued through September and October for harvest time.