Grapes have been grown at Château Lagrange, St.-Julien, for more than 600 years. Even Thomas Jefferson knew its wines. A Third Growth in the Classification of 1855, it is the largest classified growth in the Medoc with 113 hectares under vine. It was acquired in 1983 by Suntory, the Japanese wine and spirits conglomerate, which has spared no effort or expense in extensively replanting and renovating the estate. The property is planted with 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 28 % Merlot and 7 % Petit Verdot. Château Lagrange has the largest plantings of Petit Verdot in Bordeaux, and often uses more of this grape variety in the blend than other Châteaux.