Château l'Évangile

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The taste of freedom at the Primeurs

To mark the Primeurs of our 2023 vintages, we designated a Rorschach or ‘ink blot’ test for each of our wines.  

DBR Lafite joins the B Corp community

After more than two years of efforts, we are honored to announce that all of our estates (Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, Duhart-Milon, L’Evangile, Rieussec, Paradis Casseuil, Domaine d’Aussières, Vina Los Vascos, Bodegas CARO, Domaine de Long Dai) have been labeled as B Corp.

2023: Taking the Bull by the Horns 

In our Bordeaux vineyards, 2023 began with rain, and that was very reassuring! The legendary drought of 2022 was still on everyone’s minds, and the 500 millimeters of water we received between the end of the harvest and spring did our reserves a world of good.

Assemblage

In each issue's 'assemblage' section, we compose a blend of shorter snippets relating to the theme.

Épaulé-Jeté

The Bodies behind the Body

The weight-lifting phrase épaulé jeté, in English ‘clean and jerk’, or more literally in French, ‘shouldered-throw’, became immortalised in the oenological sense by the illustrator Michel Tolbert whose iconic posters for Catherine & Pierre Breton’s Bourgeiul and Chinon estate are now replicated in wine bars across the world.

Race Day: The Châteaux Triathlon

Unity – and fierce competition – between the Domaines

The French teams at Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite embody the family spirit – in blood, sweat and tears. We’ve brought you some snippets, from an extraordinary day at Lafite.

Micro-Cosmic: The Hidden Universe Beneath Our Feet

Digging deep to meet our vineyard’s smallest and most powerful allies.

Breathe Deep: Rituals of a Cellar Master

In search of lost rituals. Once de rigueur, some winemaking techniques have given way to newer practices. Today, innovation is not without tradition.

Gone With the Winds

Assemblage

New Issue, new ‘assemblage’ - this time, a bit more airborne. Winds can turn rain to sun. But do they also have an impact on wine? From the Tramontane to the typhoon, let’s meet those who blow over and across our estates.

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