CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY LACOSTE
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Château Grand-Puy Lacoste, Great Classified Growth of Pauillac in 1855, is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc with a history going back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy, already mentioned in documents from the Middle Ages, comes from the ancient term “puy” which means “hillock, small height”. True to its name, the vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Médoc’s first growths. Since the 16th century the property remained attached to a single family from generation to generation, in a direct line through marriage until 1920, before connecting with another family in 1978—the Borie. Today, Grand-Puy-Lacoste remains family-owned : Jean-Eugène Borie, who loved the Médoc and its vines, entrusted it to his eldest son, François-Xavier, who gradually renovated the château and its winemaking facilities. Today, his eldest daughter, Emeline, works at his side.