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Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild is owned by members of the Rothschild family since the 19th century.  The name Lafite comes from the Gascon term “la hite” meaning “small hill”.

Lafite was one of four châteaux originally awarded First Growth status in the 1855 Classification. Since then, it has been a consistent producer of one of the world’s most expensive red wines.

The vineyard is one of the largest in Pauillac, Médoc with 107 hectares, and produces around 35,000 cases annually, of which between 15,000 cases to 25,000 cases are first growth.

In addition to the first growth, around a third of the wine is released as a second wine under the label Carruades de Lafite.


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