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La Tour de By
The tour, or tower, symbolising the estate is a former lighthouse built in the middle of the vines in 1825 to guide sailors navigating the Gironde estuary on foggy nights.
Marc Pagès, an agricultural engineer from Tunisia, purchased this beautiful estate in the northern Médoc in 1965 and was responsible for its rebirth. He was assisted by advice from Professor Émile Peynaud, who contributed enormously to making the most of the remarkable terroir.
Marc Pagès was one of the first French soldiers to participate in the liberation of Strasbourg alongside General Leclerc, in the second armoured division. He unquestionably brought Château La Tour de By up to its full potential in the four decades during which he managed it.
Frédéric Le Clerc continues his grandfather’s efforts according to a philosophy combining quality, precision winemaking, and respect for tradition.
Gravel with iron hardpan subsoil
60 % Cabernet Sauvignon
35 % Merlot
5 % Petit Verdot
New barrels: 30%
La Roque de By