Chateau Lassegue Elevated to Grand Cru Classe Status

The most recent classification was announced Sept. 8 by Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO), the authority responsible for France’s appellation system. The classification, which takes place every ten years, recognizes the excellence of an estate’s terroir, vineyards, wines, reputation, and the estate’s management. With the recent announcement, Château Lassègue becomes one of 71 Châteaux in the appellation classified as Grand Cru Classé.

“I am very honored with the promotion of Lassègue to Grand Cru Classé status,” said Nicolas Seillan, seventh generation vigneron and winemaker for Château Lassègue. “It is with pride and deep gratitude that I share this wonderful news with each and every person who has worked with passion alongside us over the years, helping to bring this esteemed distinction to fruition.”

Jointly owned by the Jackson and Seillan families, the 36-hectare estate is located on the Côte de Saint-Émilion and is blessed with a perfect south by southwest orientation. Planted to 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the average age of the vines is between 50 – 60 years old, with many even older.

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