Château Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet

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Château Lafon-Rochet

It is impossible to miss the yellow color of Château Lafon-Rochet which borders the Saint-Estèphe appellation. It is a vineyard which will be born in the XVIIth century, and it is Etienne de Lafon, adviser to the parliament of Bordeaux, who will give him his name. He received it by marriage with Antoinette de Guillemotes, then owner of Domaine de Rochet. The Lafons will keep more than two centuries Lafon-Rochet, including after the French Revolution.

The Château Lafon-Rochet will be named Fourth Grand Cru Classé in 1855 at the time of the famous classification of wines of Bordeaux for the Paris World Fair.

It was owned by the Tesseron family for 60 years, with Basile Tersseron being the third and last generation. The Domaine passes at the end of 2021 into the hands of Jacky Lorenzetti, founder of the Foncia group.

The vineyard, located on dry and deep gravel soils as well as clayey gravel, today reaches an area of 39 hectares of vines, planted with 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The wines are aged for 15 months in oak barrels, 45% of which are new wood.

A Second wine is produced by the property, the Pilgrims of Lafon-Rochet.

The wines of Château Lafon-Rochet are a reference of the Great Wines of Saint-Estèphe, silky, ample and elegantly constructed.