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A different
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The château overlooks the vines from atop a hill (or “la fitte” in local dialect) composed of river stones and semi-precious pebbles deposited by the Garonne millions of years ago.

Silica for finesse, limestone for power, clay for richness... all of this found found in a mixture of gravel and sand

Miche Serres, philosopher

Consisting of günz gravel, Smith Haut Lafitte’s terroir has two astonishing features: superb natural drainage forcing the vine roots to sink deep into the soil in order to find nourishment, and a “mirror effect” of the sun’s rays reflected by the gravelly soil.

Le vignoble du Château Smith Haut Lafitte