4 fun facts about Château Lafite Rothschild
Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in Medoc, France, owned by members of the Rothschild family since the 19th century. The name Lafite comes from the surname of the La Fite family.
Lafite was one of four wine-producing châteaux of Bordeaux originally awarded First Growth status in the 1855 Classification, which was based on the prices and wine quality at that time. Since then, it has been a consistent producer of one of the world's most expensive red wines.
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Fun fact 1:
The name Lafite derives from the historic language term ‘fite’, which means ‘mound’ or ‘hillock’, and describes their plateau which is one of the highest spots in the appellation.
Fun fact 2:
Lafite’s 112-hectare vineyard consists of three main areas: the slopes around the Château, the adjacent Carruades plateau to the west and a 4.5 hectare plot in the neighboring commune of Saint Estèphe, which historically has been allowed into Lafite and thus the Pauillac appellation.
Fun fact 3:
All of the barrels come from the Domaines Barons de Rothschild cooperage, with a special “toasting” during manufacturing suited to the characteristics of the wine. The aging phase of the wine begins in the cellar, which takes between 18 and 20 months in 100% new oak barrels.
Fun fact 4:
Domaines Barons de Rothschild’s coat of arms, which represents five arrows, is each a symbol for the five sons that were scattered around Europe to look after the Rothschild’s Empire. This crest can be found on other wines that belong to the Domaines as well as inside the logo of Château Mouton Rothschild, another branch of this empire.
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