One of the oldest wine regions of Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion is also one of the most diverse. Three distinct terroirs define the appellation: the plateau, the slopes, or Côte de Saint-Émilion and the foothills. The Côte de Saint-Émilion, home to the vast majority of classified châteaux, represents only a fraction of the A.O.C. as only 400 acres (or 3%) are planted on the famed slopes. The Côte de Saint-Émilion benefits not only from exceptional drainage from the hillsides but also a unique mix of finely textured limestone and clay soil layers that promote the growth of a deep root system and access to nutrients.



Château Lassègue

…minerality and earthy richness that defines great Grand Cru Bordeaux.


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. With its striking 18th-century château, perennially sun-drenched vineyards and diverse soils, Château Lassègue sits in a unique position of honoring its heritage while also moving into a new era of winemaking tradition guided by renowned Vigneron Pierre Seillan.

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