Château Pichon Lalande: A Timeless Legacy

Retail Team | July 29, 2023

Nestled between Châteaux Latour and Pichon Baron in Pauillac, in what can only be called some of the most prime wine real estate in the world, is Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, commonly known as Château Pichon Lalande.

The style of this Second Growth tends to be opulent, velvety, and welcoming in texture, with an intriguing mixture of spice and smoke aromatics.

The origins of Château Pichon Lalande can be traced to the late 17th century when Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan, a prominent Bordeaux winemaker, acquired extensive vineyard holdings in Pauillac. Rauzan's vineyards were divided among his descendants, and in 1689, his daughter, Thérèse, married Jacques de Pichon Longueville, giving rise to the estate's name.

With the passing of several generations, the château underwent considerable expansion and transformation. Notably, it was during the 18th century that the property gained recognition for its exceptional wines, often lauded for their elegance and refinement. The estate was one of the first in Bordeaux to export its wines to England, solidifying its reputation among international wine enthusiasts.

In the mid-19th century, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, known as the "Queen of the Vineyards," inherited the estate and married Count Henri de Lalande. It was during this time that the estate became known as Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, combining the family names.

In recent decades, Château Pichon Lalande has continued to garner acclaim and accolades for its wines in large part due to the arrival of winemaker Nicolas Glumineau in 2013. The estate's commitment to sustainable viticulture, and a dedication to expressing the unique terroir of Pauillac has resulted in wines of remarkable depth, complexity, and longevity.