Château Lafite Rothschild's history goes all the way back to the 17th century, when it was originally established. However, its reputation rose in 1855 when Medoc & Sauternes Grand Cru Classé classified it as a 1st Cru Classé, making it one of the finest wine producers in the world.
The estate has been in the possession of the Rothschild family since 1868, when it was purchased by Baron James de Rothschild, since then various members of the family have been responsible for the property and its continued excellence. In recent years, Saskia de Rothschild, daughter of Baron Eric de Rothschild, has been in charge of the management.
The vineyards around the estate cover approx. 110 hectares, and is dominated by the grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes up approx. 70% In addition, Merlot makes up approx. 25%, Cabernet Franc approx. 3% and Petit Verdot approx. 2%. TheirGrand Vinis better known as "Lafite", and is famous for its elegance, finesse and storage potential. Their2nd Wineis called "Carruades de Lafite", which comes from a specific part of their vineyards.
Château Lafite Rothschild is not only known for its exceptional wines, but also for its iconic status in the world of wine as a symbol of excellence in the Bordeaux wine region steeped in tradition and quality.