Notes from The Wine Cellar Insider:
"The massive 182-hectare estate of Chateau Lagrange has 118 hectares under vine. The vineyard is planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Merlot and 7% Petit VerdotThe Petit Verdot was added to the vineyards in 1988. Over the years, the vineyard has continued to increase its percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vineyard is one massive block of vines that can be divided into 102 different parcels. However, the easiest way to think of Chateau Lagrange is by knowing all their vines are dispersed over 2, gently sloping, gravel hillsides.
The slopes are well placed in the west of the Saint Julien appellation, close to Chateau Gruaud Larose and Chateau Branaire Ducru. At the peak of their vineyards, the hillsides reach up to 24 meters, which puts their vines at the highest elevation in the entire Saint Julien appellation.
Today, the average age of the vines is more than 35 years of age. The terroir is gravel, sand and clay soils. There are also parcels with deposits of iron. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,500 vines per hectare. They use optical sorting technology during the harvest."