About the producer
Historical documents mention the vineyard as far back to 1631 when it was a Maison Noble de Lagrange Monteil. Chateau Lagrange did not become well-known for producing wine until 1842.
That is when the owner, Count Duchatel added a drainage system in the vineyard. While drainage in vineyards is commonplace today, that was very forward thinking in 1842.
Today, owned by Suntory, Chateau Lagrange grapes are vinified using co-inoculation. The selection of the press wine is performed by adding it on a vat by vat basis. The wine is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for up to 21 months before bottling.