Château Lafite-Rothschild: Vineyards
The estate is located on a rather subtle rise in the land, as we might expect from the inclusion of fite, meaning hill, in the name. It is not a sharp peak, but rather a broad, low-lying elevation, reaching up to a mere 27 metres above sea level. The vineyards of Château Duhart-Milon as well as one of many scattered parcels belonging to Château Pédesclaux lie to the west. To the south there is a huge expanse of vines belonging to Château Mouton-Rothschild, which wrap around another Lafite parcel to the southwest. Beyond this there lies a more distant parcel, right up against the appellation boundary.
More importantly, to the east of the château and the D2, as the land runs down towards the Gironde, the vines that surround the hamlet of Anseillan also belong to Château Lafite-Rothschild. This means as you head up the road from Pauillac to St Estèphe, the vines on both sides of the road are part of the Château Lafite-Rothschild estate. These vines run all the way down the slope in the direction of the estuary, stopping short of the railway line and the Pauillac refinery, separated from them by a single parcel belonging to Château Duhart-Milon. Along the southern border of these vineyards, around the hamlet of Mousset, the vineyards belong to Château Pédesclaux and Château Clerc-Milon.Please log in to continue reading: