The origin of the forest or the terroir, the variety of the oak or the grape, the age of the tree or the vine, the woodworking, the vinification… Nature guides these two traditional universes in a very similar way, as well as the hand of man.
But if the qualities of a great wine are specific to each vintage, the barrel aging process completes the oenological know-how that gives it its character. Thus, for six of its vintages, Château Lagrange offers the singular experience of maturing in exceptional barrels made from remarkable three-hundred-year-old oak trees.
These age-old trees come from plots managed sustainably by the ONF; they bear witness to the beginnings of French-style forestry in state forests, initiated by Louis XIV and his first Minister Colbert in 1669.
These barrels, which are truly unique pieces, are numbered and bear the name of the original oak tree, a witness to more than three centuries of history.
Their very fine grain gives the wine particularly silky tannins and reinforces its aptitude for aging. When tasted, the wines of the collection offer great finesse and remarkable purity in the mouth. The fruit is preserved for a high definition wine; their color is intense and their structure marked, made to last in time.
These collector’s vintages are brought together in an exclusive solid wood box, produced in an edition of only 250 sets. Both majestic and statutory, the object is in the image of the great trees it celebrates. Its undulating exterior volumes invite contemplation and evoke the relief of the estate’s Graves hillsides.
Inside, the year of the vintage and the name of the remarkable oak from which the barrel comes are inscribed in the direction of the wood, as if melted into its ribs, a final nod to this marriage of the two worlds.
The bottles of the “Collection Remarkable” are distinguished from the vintages of the Château Lagrange vintage by their black and gold label, elegant and timeless.
Château Lagrange is one of the iconic references of the Saint-Julien appellation. The property bears witness to very ancient origins since the Gallo-Roman era, the site was home to the “Villa Rustica“. It was then the Templar Order that initiated the wine-making activity of the property. Château Lagrange experienced a golden age in the 18th century and became the 3rd Cru Classé in the Official Classification of 1855. In 1983, Château Lagrange became part of the Japanese group Suntory and its president Keizo Saji. After an important renovation and investment program, associated with the arrival of a dynamic team, Château Lagrange has reached the top of the Médoc wines.
The box is priced at an average of 900 euros.
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