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The famous vineyard is located near the municipality of Saint-Lambert in the Pauillac area of the Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). Towards the end of the 14th century, a fortified complex with a fortress tower called La Tour en Saint-Maubert was built near the Gironde estuary 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 (pictured left). The name of the winery is derived from this, but the old tower is depicted on the label. Viticulture existed here long before, but the history of Château Latour only began in the late 17th century. The Latour estate was "only" part of the large estate of the noble Ségur family. These included the predecessors of the Château Lafite-Rothschild estate (then Château Lafite), with which Château Latour was united until 1760, and Château Mouton-Rothschild (then Château Mouton).

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