Roots

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Meet The Family, Primeurs Style 

The ‘Primeurs’ event is a much-anticipated moment in the winemaker’s calendar.

At the end of spring, wine merchants and collectors gather to taste the vintages harvested the year before, for the first time.

A question of etiquette

A family tree of Lafite labels.

Why not join us on a little label tour, from first to latest: via Bombay, Supreme, and a light touch of make-believe.

Origin Stories

A short route through some etymological roots

We’ve been digging for root words – words that give origin to others. Root covers a lot of ground, offering meanings whose tendrils we’ve attempted to follow.

Uprooting

Timing is everything

What prompts the decision to uproot a vine? How does it work? A discussion with Eric Kohler, technical director of Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart-Milon.

At the roots of Château Lafite Rothschild 

A fiction of the first day of Baron James de Rothschild in Pauillac

On September 7, 1868, Le Constitutionnel wrote: “Baron James de Rothschild has left Paris for Château Laffitte, Médoc, which he has just acquired.” After that? We asked the novelist and poet Bernard Chambaz to slip into the shoes – and mind – of the Baron.

Roots Manoeuvre

Roots around roots

A herbarium (and arboretum) of our vine’s most important subterranean neighbours.

Common Roots: Views of Lafite 

Braiding our willows to create new perspectives.

Once a year, we invite a photographer to interpret Château Lafite Rothschild. In 2023, we welcomed Finnish artist Anti Laitinen.

Roots to be Savoured

Chef Jean-Michel Lafarge’s stew of forgotten vegetables

At Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite, it is impossible to talk about “roots” without going through the kitchen.

Assemblage

A short cut through some scenic roots

Different notes from different folks, tugged from the earth of the same theme, where we hope each sip has a certain body…

Hard Graft

A thrillerish tale of clones, scions, chimeras and omega cuts.

Vine grafting is the close-to-magical technique of fusing a new vine cutting to an old vinestock to create a genetically-compound new plant.

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