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Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
Due to a curious geological anomaly, a long strip of gravel was formed on the southeastern part of the Pomerol plateau. Three vineyards, including L’Évangile, share this rare terroir.

The estate is bordered to the north by Pétrus, and is only separated from Cheval Blanc to the south (in the Saint-Émilion appellation) by a country road.

The property was constituted in the 18th century by the Léglise family and was renamed L’Évangile at the turn of the 19th century.

In 1862, L’Évangile was acquired by Paul Chaperon, whose heirs, the Ducasse family, were owners until 1990. As early as 1868, it was considered the Premier Cru du Haut Pomerol (2nd edition of Cocks and Féret).

Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) acquired Château L’Évangile in 1990. The first manifestation of their influence was a more rigorous selection for the grand vin and the creation of a second wine, Blason de L’Évangile. A vineyard replanting programme was also initiated in 1998. The new configuration was finalised in 2004 with the renovation of the vat room and cellars. These efforts have been conducive to a decade of remarkable vintages.

Baron Eric
De Rothschild
Château l'Evangile
( Pomerol )
Château l’Evangile
+33 (0)5 57 55 45 55
The Château in figures
Area under wine

22 hectares


24-36,000 bottles


Sand and clay with pure gravel and a subsoil with crasse de fer (ironpan)

Grape varieties

80 % Merlot

20 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

18 months

New barrels : 70 %

Second wine

Blason de L’Évangile