Terroir & biodiversity
The 45 hectares of Château Lafon-Rochet’s vineyards span across two hillsides in Saint-Estèphe.
On one side, the gravel provides excellent natural drainage, which is optimal for our Cabernet Sauvignon. On the other, the clay regulates natural water reserves and provides our vines a perfect balance.
The majority of our vines are Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) and Merlot (45%), complemented by plots of Petit Verdot (3.5%) and Cabernet Franc (3.5%), which add complexity to our wines.
The vines are around 38 years old on average, with some plots having been planted over 80 years ago.