It’s also thought of as one of the most famous, as well as expensive wines in the world.
The owner of the estate at the time, Gombaud de Lafite left his mark.Almost 1,000 years after he owned it, the chateau is still named after him!Even though the property was not in the Bordeaux wine business at that time.It is thought that vines were already planted on their unique terroir.
When their son, Nicolas-Alexandre passed away, the domains of Chateau Lafite and Chateau Latour were separated. In the deed of sale, Chateau Lafite was described as Premier Cru of Medoc .
This is one of the earliest mentions of what we know of today as Lafite Rothschild producing wines of what would later be classified as a First Growth.