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Last modified: 2024-03-30 by olivier touzeau
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Presentation of Wine estates

Two concepts central to the French wines are the notion of terroir, which links the style of the wines to the locations where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Appellation d'Origine Protégée (AOP) system. Appellation rules closely define which grape varieties and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's geographically defined appellations, which can cover regions, villages or vineyards.

The main French vineyards are Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Champagne, Corse, Jura, Languedoc, Loire Valley, Provence, Rhône valley, Savoie, Sud-Ouest

Olivier Touzeau, 25 March 2024

Flags of Wine estates : Bordeaux wine region

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

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Flag of Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 25 March 2024

Château Smith Haut Lafitte is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Crus Classés for red wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959. The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux, in the commune of Martillac. The estate originates in the 14th century with the house of Verrier Du Boscq, who planted vines on a gravelly plateau named Lafitte already in 1365. In 1720, it was bought by the Scotsman Georges Smith, who added his name to the lieu-dit (English: place-name) and who built the manor house of the property.

The flag of the estate is yellow with its coat of arms (Azure, three fleur-de-lis Or surmounted by a crescent Argent under a lambel of the same): photo, photo.

Olivier Touzeau, 25 March 2024