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Château Latour

The famous winery is located next to the commune of Saint-Lambert in the Pauillac area of the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). Towards the end of the 14th century, a fortified complex with a fortified tower called La Tour en Saint-Maubert was built near the mouth of the Gironde river to defend it against attacks during the Hundred Years' War. The tower no longer exists, but around 1620, a round tower called La Tour de Saint-Lambert was built on the estate (left in the picture). The name of the winery is derived from this, but the label shows the old tower. Viticulture existed here centuries before, but the history of Château Latour only began in the late 17th century. The Latour estate was "only" part of the extensive property of the noble family Ségur. These included the forerunners of the Château Lafite-Rothschild (then Château Lafite), with which Château Latour was united until 1760, and Château Mouton-Rothschild (then Château Mouton).

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