Chateau Pichon-Longueville-de-Lalande by Andras Kaldor



Title

Chateau Pichon-Longueville-de-Lalande

Artist

Andras Kaldor

Ref GM605
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm)
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Description  
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is based in Pauillac, in the Bordeaux region of France. The chateau, generally known as Pichon Lalande or Pichon Comtesse is situated at the southern end of the Pauillac commune, near the border with the St Julien Beycheville appellation. It is also the name of the red wine produced by this property, which was classified as one of the 15 Deuxièmes Crus (second growths) in the original Bordeaux classification of 1855. Chateau Pichon Lalande was once part of a larger estate, along with Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron, but the estate was divided into two in 1850, when the two sons of Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville were due to inherit two fifths of his properties under the new Napoleonic laws and his three daughters the other three fifths. When the time came, only Raoul survived to inherit the Barony and the sons’ portion whilst the daughters’ portion was inherited by Virginie. Virginie married Count Henri de Lalande, and thus acquired the title Comtesse de Lalande. She took control of the domain and wishing to remain on her family lands instructed the architect Duphot to build a chateau inspired by the Hôtel de Lalande in Bordeaux where her husband had grown up. A strong personality, the wine produced by her chateau acquired the status of Second Cru Classé in the 1855 Classification and still bears her name today.