In the land of Bages at the gates of Pauillac, Château Lynch-Bages is a property that has marked the history of the Médoc. While the Bages terroir has been known for its quality since the 16th century, it was only in the 18th that it became famous. With an Irishman by the name of Thomas Lynch at the helm of the estate, Château Lynch-Bages was recognised at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. The estate was acquired by the J-M Cazes family right after the Second World War. Château Lynch-Bages is today considered one of the most important references of the Pauillac appellation.
Château Lynch-Bages produces Pauillac wines from a 110-hectare vineyard that rests on Garonne gravel soils. Satellite technologies are employed for accurate plot division of the vineyard, as a way to preserve the wine heritage of the property. The homogeneous geology of the soil allows for a good supply of water to the vine in an area where the climate is moderate.
Écho de Lynch-Bages is the Second Wine of the prestigious Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac, Château Lynch-Bages.
Vinification and ageing
Manual harvesting with sorting in the vineyard. Two thirds of the malolactic fermentation is carried out in vats and one third in barrels. The wine is aged for 12 months in second-fill barrels.
Écho de Lynch-Bages 2021 comprises a blend of Merlot (56%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (44%).