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Founded: 

2003

Location: 

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Vigneron: 

Pierre Seillan

Château Lassègue is located just outside the town of Saint-Émilion, a picturesque 4th century village known for its Romanesque churches, ancient ruins and steep narrow streets. It’s also famous for its wines, which rank among Bordeaux’s greatest.

The historic château was purchased in 2003 by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, who along with Vigneron Pierre Seillan and his wife Monique, set out to make it one of the premier producers in Saint-Émilion.

Pierre, a native of Gascony, applies his viticultural philosophy of dividing larger vineyards into smaller micro-crus based upon variations in soil type and topography at Château Lassègue. The vineyards are planted to Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (35%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) and the vines are 40 to 55 years old.

The flagship wine, Lassègue, is sophisticated and elegant. It comes from hillside vines planted in limestone soils. Les Cadrans de Lassègue, the estate’s second label, is named after the iconic sundials which adorn the château.