The finesse of the grave 
& the power of the Médoc 

We have to dig deep into the terroir to light the spark that will ignite the flame of La Lagune’s great wines.

20,000 years ago, during the last ice age, sea levels were 120 m lower, forcing the Gironde to dig its bed to reach the ocean. The rivers formed perpendicular and lateral valleys, sculpting the alluvial terraces into hills called croups.

On the road to the Médoc, it represents the first and one of the most beautiful gravelly hilltops. A case study often referred to as « the Médoc island model », particularly by René Pijassou.

Gravel is pebble that has been rolled and eroded by the Garonne, deposited over time and shaped by the river to form the famous Médoc croups, a system of slopes that favour exposure and water run-off. Stretching from south to north, the croups of Château La Lagune are one of the finest examples.

Perfectly oriented, the 110-hectare vineyard is the most southerly Grand Cru Classé on the Médoc peninsula. This island of sand and light gravel is characterised by warm, filtering soils and cooler subsoils. The light gravel, composed of pink, yellow and white quartz, calcite, agates and silica, diffuses the sunlight.

La Lagune stands out from its peers thanks to its unique terroir, which allows it to combine the finesse of the gravel with the strength of the Médoc in a subtle and unique combination