Ch. de Lamarque is an estate in the Haut-Médoc appellation on the Left Bank of Bordeaux. The château itself is a superbly preserved medieval fortress, established nearly one thousand years ago; it is the oldest in the Médoc. The property is still owned and lived in by the direct descendants of the founder, encompassing 25 generations.Today, husband and wife Pierre-Gilles and Marie-Hélène Gromand-Brunet d’Evry are at the helm. Both are hands on: Marie-Hélène manages the vineyards and Pierre-Gilles supervises the winemaking.There are records of vines here since the 15th century. The estate and its three parcels of vineyards lie close to the Gironde, in the buffer of Haut-Médoc land between Margaux and St Julien. This is lower-lying land with deep gravel over clay and sandstone.Since taking over in 1987, Pierre-Gilles and Marie-Hélène have slowly and methodically improved all aspects of the estate. Now, with the well-connected Eric Boissenot as consultant, they are making the best wines of the property’s extensive history.