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Château Larose-Trintaudon

The winery is located in the commune of Saint-Laurent in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). It was last classified as a Cru Bourgeois in 2003 according to the Bordeaux classification system, which is no longer valid. It was founded in 1719, when Jean-Pierre du Pontet took over an estate called Domaine Perganson. The name Larose-Trintaudon was first used in 1841. Under the later owner Comte Ernest de Lahens, the land was extended to a total of 345 hectares in 1872. Towards the end of the 19th century, most of the vineyards were destroyed by mildew and phylloxera.

In 1963, the Forner family took ownership of the totally run-down estate. The château was renovated at great expense, new cellar technology was invested in and the vineyards were replanted under the advice of the renowned oenologist Professor Émile Peynaud (1912-2004). In 1986, the property was sold to the insurance company "Assurances Générales de France". The vineyards cover 180 hectares, making it by far the largest vineyard in the Médoc. They are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%).

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