Château Lafon Rochet

Blanquet Ouest, 33180 Saint-Estèphe

  • History and Wines of the Château Lafon Rochet

    Etienne Lafon, Parliamentary Gironde, obtained by the dowry of his wife Antoinette Guillemottes, land located in Saint-Estèphe, on which he planted vineyards, and thus participated in the fusion field Rochet and that of Lafon. The area remains property of the Lafon family until 1880. In 1855, wine is ranked fourth Grand Cru. Having been sold five times, the property was eventually bought by Guy Tesseron in 1961 and remains in the hands of the family until to today, passed down from generation to generation. Guy Tesseron replanted the vineyards and rebuilt the house wich burnt, yellow chartreuse eighteenth style . In 2007, Basil Tesseron, gran-son of Guy and son of Michel Tesseron , engages in the direction of the field to assist his father.

    The vineyard of 45 hectares is located in the southwest of the Saint-Estèphe, on one of the world's most prestigious terroirs. The wines are about thirty years and the average density of 9 vines per hectare. The main grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot are grown in addition.
    The estate produces wines Château Lafon Rochet two, and a second wine "The Pilgrims of Lafon Rochet" more affordable. The great wines of the area are from older vines.
    The tour is produced by Basil Tesseron itself, wich reveals the secrets of ownership and winemaking process.

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