Lassègue is the essence of opulent ripe and rich Cabernet Franc, a wine of great elegance and finesse. The addition of dense Merlot and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon adds softness and roundness to the wine. With a voluptuous, layered and complex structure, the wine shows an accomplished character, which reflects the limestone and clay of the hillsides.
Located in the appellation of St. Émilion, Bordeaux, France and first built in 1738, the estate was purchased by the Jackson & Seillan families in 2003. The vineyards are southwest facing — bathed in sunlight from dawn to dusk and protected by cool northern winds — on the ‘côte’or elevated slope of St. Émilion, with an average vine age of 40 to 60 years. The côte benefits from exceptional hillside drainage, and unique soil promotes the growth of a deep root system and access to nutrients. Only 3%, or 400 acres, of all St. Émilion vineyards are located on the ‘côte’.