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de Fargues

Sauternes & Barsac
Alexandre de Lur Saluces
Built in 1306 par by cardinal Raymond Guilhem de Fargues, Château de Fargues came into the de Lur family in 1472 via marriage, and has been owned by the de Lur Saluces family since 1586.

Overseen by Alexandre de Lur Saluces, a vast renovation project is breathing new life into the ancient fortress-castle severely damaged by fire in 1687, as well as the chapel. Château de Fargues covers some 180 hectares, but only the magnificent clay-gravel rise near the old castle is planted with vines.

Owners for over five centuries, the Lur Saluces family have perfected winemaking in complete harmony with noble rot. Absolute perfection is sought at all cost in every vintage, and the wine is not estate-bottled or sold under the château name if quality is not up to scratch (for example, there were no 1972, 1974, 1992, 2012 vintages of Château de Fargue.).

The grapes are picked meticulously in several waves and the wine is aged in barrel for thirty months to produce a wine of rare complexity with remarkably long ageing potential, like the other great wines produced by the Lur Saluces.

de Lur Saluces
Château de Fargues
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Château de Fargues
Fargues de Langon
+33 (0)5 57 98 04 20
The Château in figures
Area under wine

20 hectares


20 000 bottles


Gravel and clay

Grape varieties

80 % Sémillon

20 % Sauvignon Blanc

Barrel ageing

30 months

New barrels: 30%