Wine Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien AOC 3-eme Grand Cru Classe 2000
Wine ruby color with purple reflections.
The wine has a balanced steady taste of black currant with notes of spices, spices and toasted bread.
The wine has a rich, clean scent with light oak notes.
The wine goes well with meat, poultry, game or cheeses.
Chateau Lagrange - exquisite French wine - rich and powerful, it is made from hand-picked grapes grown in the vineyards of Saint Julien appellasona. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 20 months in barriques, 20% of which - new. Storage capacity - 30 years. On the wine label is the building of Château Lagrange.
2000 is considered a great vintage year for Château Lagrange. It is not recommended to drink wine until 2010, the best time to open - 2020-2030. The soil of the vineyard - gravel, lie deep in the layers of clay and limestone.
Chateau Lagrange (Chateau La Grange) was known in the Middle Ages as the Nobles House Lagrange Monteith. Entries subsequent owners go back to 1631. In 1824 the total volume of production was 120 barrels (12,000 boxes). Former interior minister under King Louis-Philippe, Count Dyushatel, left his mark on the history and economy of the region Medoc, introducing in 1842 the drainage system in the vineyard. Graf also increased the amount of the annual production of 300 barrels. This was the golden age of Lagrange, and with the creation of the famous classification in 1855. The winery was awarded the title 3-eme Grand Cru Classe.
In the early 20th century there were few highlights that causes economic situation deteriorated. Despite some changes in the structure of ownership of the estate, the harvest was becoming less and harvested grapes are not of good quality. Due to the decline in the business of the estate was reduced from 280 hectares in 1840 to 157 hectares in 1983, when the Japanese group Suntory bought it from Sendoyya family, who owned the estate since 1925.
Familiar with the world of wine and drinks, the leader in Japan, the company Suntory led by President Keizo Saji and Vice President Shin Torii has made a significant contribution to the restoration and improvement of the economy.
Marcel Ducasse, who began his work on the estate, to make every effort to complete the full recovery of the economy, which lasted until May 2007. So, after more than 20 years of successful operation, Chateau Lagrange economy is in great shape and is known worldwide for producing high quality wines. Technical Director of the estate is a talented oenologist Bruno Einar. Vines planted in 1985 is now in the prime of life, which makes it possible to choose the best grapes. Chateau Lagrange potential remains huge and noticeable progress from year to year
The farm is located in the west appellasona St. Julien, in the heart of the Medoc vineyards. The estate has an area of 157 hectares, of which 115 ha of vineyards. Here are cultivated varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, and white varieties - Sauvignon, Semillon, Muscadelle (4 hectares).
Today it is issued three wines: red wine Château Lagrange appellasona St. Julien is made from old vines (about 35 years), another red wine - Les Fiefs De Lagrange made with younger vines. And the third - a white wine appellasona Bordeaux Les Arums De Lagrange .