Bearing the surname of the knight (chevalier), Antoine de Lascombes, since the 17th century, Château Lascombes has been marked by the ten generations of owners who have shaped its history. Since 2011, it has been owned by the mutual insurance group MACSF. The wines at Château Lascombes are recognised as ranking amongst the greatest in the Margaux appellation.
Château Lascombes produces Margaux wine from a 120-hectare vineyard. This vineyard enjoys mosaic of plots where the soils are made up, depending on their location, of gravelly hilltops, clayey gravels and clay-limestone plots.
Chevalier de Lascombes is the Second Wine of the estate.
Vinification and ageing
Manually harvested, the grapes are sorted and then destemmed. Light crushing occurs during vatting. Pre-fermentation maceration lasts for 10 days at 8°C. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by classic vinification, with daily, light pumping over to promote extraction. Following malolactic fermentation in barrels, ageing lasts for 4 months on lees.
Chevalier de Lascombes 2021 comprises a blend of Merlot (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (50%).