Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Discover the wines of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Grape variety
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
360.000 bottles a year

Favourable climate

Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande covers 75 hectares of vineyards. You will find the estate a stone’s throw from the mouth of the Gironde, in the commune of Pauillac. The region is well known for its poor soils, consisting of gravel with a subsoil of clay. This well-drained soil allows the more than 100 plots to thrive under the very favourable microclimate.


In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess of Lalande, inherited thirty hectares of one of Bordeaux’ best wine domains together with her sisters. This domain had been in possession of the Pichon Longueville family since 1694. Virginie built the château that still bears her name to this very day.

Excellent inheritance

The estate has been owned by several families over the centuries. In 2007, it was sold to the Rouzaud family, who also run the Louis Roederer champagne house. This is the third family in three centuries to decide on the fate of the château. It is their mission to continue the excellent class of Pauillac wine.

2nd Grand Cru Classé

Pichon Comtesse has always had its own DNA. It has a singularity that you will not find in other Pauillacs. The wines of Pichon Comtesse embody finesse and elegance, characterised by a subtle taste sensation. Like their second wine, Château Réserve de la Comtesse, the wine is firm and structured. In 1973 they introduced a third wine, Les Gratieux de Pichon Lalande.

Super Second

The estate was separated in 1850 between Château Pichon Longueville au Baron de Pichon Longueville and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The châteaux made a joint wine until 1860, which was classified as 2nd Grand Cru in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855. The domain is still often referred to as ‘Super Second’ because of its excellent quality.

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