The winery is located in the commune of Saint-Estèphe in the Médoc (Bordeaux) in the area of the same name. It was last classified as "Cru Bourgeois" in 2003 when the Bordeaux classification was made according to the old system, which is no longer valid. There is no connection to the famous Château Lafite-Rothschild. The estate was bought in 1790 by the eponymous public prosecutor Joseph Laffitte. After an eventful history with different owners, it was purchased by Viscount Philippe de Padirac in 1970. Today it is managed by son Philip and wife Constance. The vineyards cover 27 hectares of vineyards, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (29%) and Petit Verdot (1%). The long-lasting red wine is aged for 14 months in barriques that are one third new. The second wine is called "Château la Vicomtesse".
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