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Château Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet

It's impossible to miss the yellow color of Château Lafon-Rochet, which borders the Saint-Estèphe appellation. This vineyard first saw the light of day in the 17th century, and it was Etienne de Lafon, Councillor to the Parliament of Bordeaux, who gave it its name. Read more

Château Lafon-Rochet

He in fact received it by marriage to Antoinette de Guillemotes, then owner of Domaine de Rochet. The Lafon family retained Lafon-Rochet for more than two centuries, even after the French Revolution.

The Château Lafon-Rochet was named Fourth Grand Cru Classé in 1855 during the famous classification of Bordeaux wines for the Paris Universal Exhibition.

It belonged to the Tesseron family for 60 years, Basile Tersseron being the third and last generation. At the end of 2021, Domaine will pass into the hands of Jacky Lorenzetti, founder of the Foncia group.

The vineyard, located on deep, dry gravel and clay soils, now covers 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. 

A Second wine is produced by the estate, Les Pèlerins de Lafon-Rochet.

The wines of Château Lafon-Rochet are a benchmark of the Grands Vins de Saint-Estèphe, silky, ample and elegantly constructed.