Chateau La Lagune
Top performing Cru Classe from owners of Paul Jaboulet Aine
Since 1999, the quality at La Lagune has improved in leaps and bounds. The Frey family have a habit of changing the fortunes of floundering wineries with excellent terroir by focusing on the inherent quality present and investing in the winery and vineyard.
A new cuverie was built in 2004 and since then the fruit has expressed itself with an intensity and class that belies its third Cru Classe status.
The history of La Lagune begins with vines first recorded there in the beginning of the 17th century but its reputation was developed in the 19th century.
It was left in disarray around the time of the first World War and it was not until 1958 that an agricultural engineer, Georges Brunet, redeveloped the site.
However, the major improvements have occurred under the current ownership of the Frey family, in particular Caroline Frey, who is the winemaker to thank for the reduction of new oak and focus on the quality fruit.