4ème Grand Cru Classé
The estate dates from the early 18th century. The Girondin member of parliament, Étienne de Lafon, then planted vines in his new property located in the place called «La Rochette», in Saint Estèphe. After four changes of ownership, the Château is acquired by the Tesseron family, who work to shape its current identity over the years with a determination that is not devoid of humor, Michel Tesseron sometimes compares himself to a chef who could produce only one single dish per year.
“After years of thinking about solutions to reduce our impact on the environment, we wondered what we could do to have a positive impact,” says Basile Tesseron, who introduced agroforestry to the entire vineyard. This has resulted in the removal of almost 5,000 vines in two years and the planting of 6,000 trees in order to reach the right balance between the vines and the surrounding nature. The property was recently bought by the Lorenzetti family, also owners since 2008 of the nearby Château Lilian Ladouys, but also of Château Pédesclaux, in Pauillac, and 50% of the Château d’Issan in Margaux. »