La Lagune's history dates back to 1715 when its handsome château was constructed. The vineyards were first planted in 1724.
La Lagune had hit hard times and fallen into disrepair when Georges Brunet bought it in 1954. He replanted the vineyards and totally renovated the chai. By the time he sold it to the Ayala Champagne firm in 1961, the property had been transformed.
La Lagune is the first property you pass driving out of Bordeaux on the Route de Vins. It is in fact only 15 kilometres from Bordeaux city. There are 72 hectares of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Petit Verdot (10%). The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in oak barriques (70-80% new) for 15-18 months.
With a magnificent location on the left bank of Bordeaux, Château La Lagune stands out among the finest references of the Haut-Médoc appellation. Since 2004, Caroline Frey has invested her skill and dedication to elevating Château la Lagune to the height of its appellation.
Situated on a gravelly ridge, the Château La Lagune vineyard covers 80 hectares. The vines are managed according to organic and biodynamic farming practices.
The 2019 vintage brought quite capricious weather. The mild, dry winter triggered the early budding of the vines at the end of March. Flowering took place during the wet weather and debudding was carried out in May. Finally, summer brought hot and dry weather. Nevertheless, the terroir saved the vine from excessive water stress. Veraison began on July 29 and ended between mid-August and the end of August. The Château La Lagune harvest began on September 18 with the Merlot, and ended on October 9 on the “Mlle L” vineyard. The work carried out by the technical teams throughout the year and the biodynamic management of the vineyard made it possible to overcome fluctuations in climate. The result was a superbly healthy and homogeneous harvest.