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L'Enclos

Historic vineyard of the Château Latour; look there.

The famous winery is located near the town of Saint-Lambert in the area Pauillac in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). Towards the end of the 14th century, a fortified complex with a fortress tower named La Tour en Saint-Maubert near the Gironde built to defend against attacks in the Hundred Years War. The tower no longer exists, but around 1620 a round tower named La Tour de Saint-Lambert was built on the estate (in the picture on the left). From this derives the winery name, but on the label is the old tower pictured. Viticulture existed here centuries before, but the history of Château Latour began only in the late 17th century. The Latour estate was "only" part of the extensive property of the noble family ségur, These included, among others, the precursors of the wineries Château Lafite-Rothschild (then Château Lafite), with the Château Latour was united until 1760, as well Château Mouton-Rothschild (then Château Mouton).

Château Latour - winery building

The other wineries went to other owners in the sequence, but Château Latour remained until 1963 in...

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