Chateau Lagrézette is a testament to the vision of Alain Dominique Perrin—the winery represents the intersection of craftsmanship and tradition he is so well-versed in as the man who reinvented Cartier and as a renowned art collector. Wine is bottled art and the vineyard its paint, so it goes without saying that he put the same enthusiasm into opening the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, as he did into restoring the legendary estate of Chateau Lagrézette. The estate is now the home of his iconic collection of modern art, which makes it the perfect setting to drink art while surrounded by striking pieces from contemporary masters mixed with antique furniture of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
Working within the luxury realm, M. Perrin is not only aware of the standards of quality expected but also recognizes the need for accessibility. The Lagrézette range starts with Purple (Poupre in the UK) and goes up to the ultimate luxury cuvée, Le Pigeonnier, never wavering in character. These wines are the finest expression of French Malbecs from one of France’s most ancient appellations, Cahors. The estate, vineyards, castle, and cellar are on a world-class property which is recognized as a listed historical monument.
Strict vine selection and a state-of-the-art winemaking philosophy ensure exquisite textures, freshness, complexity and natural minerality. Lagrézette is ardent in its sustainability practices.