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Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is in the commune Pauillac in northern Medoc in Bordeaux. It is one of the chateaux that was classified as a premier grand cru (first growth) in the antique-ish 1855 classification. It is owned by a different branch of the Rothschild family than the neighbouring Mouton-Rothschild.
The property has just over 100 hectares of vineyards, planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and petiti verdot, mainly on gravely soil. The winery building was recently rebuilt. the main barrel storage cellar has a famous circular design and is occasionally also used for concerts.
The chateau is perhaps more modest in size than some of the others (albeit much bigger than Mouton that is not much more than a ‘simple’ house) but is located beautifully on a small hill overlooking a pond and (unfortunately for the owners, fortunately for passers by) also the main road, La Route des Chateaux.
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Bordeaux Medoc Pauillac Chateau Lafite Rothschild – stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson