Chateau Lafon Rochet Facts
St. Estephe, France
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Chateau Lafon-Rochet's 111 acres of gravelly clay soil in Saint-Estèphe are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. In the cellar, a good percentage of new oak and a healthy addition of Merlot results in a rich, lush, meaty wine that's rarely austere in the early going. The Grand Vin is produced from the oldest vines, which are at least 35 years old. Les Pelerins de Lafon Rochet is the second wine, made from younger vines and intended specifically for early drinking. Production at Lafon-Rochet is approximately 200,000 cases annually.