The human touch
Château Laroque is more often than not the home of its estate managers, and it owes much to these men, who vintage after vintage have carefully tended and nurtured the vines and shaped the character of its wine.
Generous soils and vines, the occasional natural catastrophe, such as phylloxera, restructuring parts of the estate and judicious purchases of plots, have all contributed to the estate’s heritage. Each vintage is thus a tribute to this heritage.
Special mention should be made of Paul Boisard, an estate manager who at the end of the 19th century greatly helped enhance the quality of Laroque’s wines and brought them to the attention of the Bordeaux negociants. Among numerous awards, Château Laroque won a gold medal at the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition. When Paul Boisard died, the estate’s employees erected a statue of him in his honour.
“Respecting the tiny details passed onto us by the men and women that have preceded us at the estate, we endeavour to take the greatest care of our land, our vines and our wines.”