Origins

At the heart of Bordeaux's elite

Archives recounting the family history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste date from the 16th century. The first owner on record was M. de Guiraud, a member of the Bordeaux Parliament.

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At the heart of Bordeaux's elite

Archives recounting the family history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste date from the 16th century.


The first owner on record was M. de Guiraud, a member of the Bordeaux Parliament.


The estate most often passed along female lines of inheritance and was the dowry in successive marriages. One of M. de Guiraud's daughters married M. de Jehan, another member of Parliament. Their son, Bertrand de Jehan, had a daughter who inherited the property and married M. d'Issac. Traditionally, an owner's name was added to a place-name (like Grand-Puy), but the inheriting daughters took their husbands' names upon marriage which explains the numerous changes of name by which Grand-Puy has been known. Thus when d'Issac's daughter married a Bordeaux lawyer named Saint Guirons, the property became "Grand-Puy Saint-Guirons”. It was their daughter, Marie-Jeanne de Saint Guirons, who married François Lacoste.


With this marriage in the 19th century the property acquired the name Lacoste. Still, the Saint-Guirons name remained as a reminder of the connection between the two families and of the property's heritage, so for a time the wines were labeled "Saint Guirons-Lacoste”. François Lacoste and Marie-Jeanne de Saint Guirons had three children, and after the couple's death their son Pierre-Frédéric Lacoste inherited the property in 1844.


Pierre-Frédéric Lacoste was an enterprising man, deeply committed to his estate. Like François-Xavier Borie the following century, Lacoste focused on quality and improving the wine's reputation. In 1855 he rebuilt the château, and that same year Grand-Puy-Lacoste's status was officially recognized by its inclusion in the official listing of Bordeaux's Great Classified Growths.

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Domaines F-Xavier Borie SAS

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

BP 82 - 33250 Pauillac

N° SIRET: 40170997700011

Tel +33 5 56 59 06 66 - Fax +33 5 56 59 22 27

dfxb@domainesfxborie.com


Directeur de la publication et

responsable de la rédaction

Emeline Borie


Hébergeur

SA Vinium Informatique

3, rue des Corton

21420 Aloxe-Corton

contact@vinium.com

www.vinium.com


Crédits Photos

Serge Chapuis

www.chapuis-photo.com

Crédits Visites Virtuelles

Patrick Durand

www.patrickdurand.com