In the 15th century, Adhémar de Massaut built a château on the ruins of an ancient fortified house. Located on a stratified slope ("grèze" in French) overlooking the Lot river, the château was naturally named Château Lagrézette. Its imposing style blends traditional medieval architecture with elegant Renaissance ornamentation.
Almost forgotten by the 1930s and hidden by a coat of wild vines, the château was rediscovered by Alain Dominique Perrin in 1979. It was love at first sight. Purchasing the property a year later, he set about restoring the château and its gardens. A perfectionist, the restoration project was to last twelve years, but extended well beyond that time. Spanning 25 years, three teams of architects working with specialists in historic monuments, sculptors and craftsmen, brought his dream château to life.
His love for the region and for wines that symbolize the art of living, culture and tradition, has helped him to develop the powerful, generous, elegant and refined vintages of Château Lagrézette, whose quality is universally appreciated in France and abroad.
Alain Dominique Perrin
Journey of an aesthete
Alain Dominique Perrin has always had a love for exceptional things, a passion for beauty in any form, and a taste for undertaking projects considered to be difficult, if not impossible.
From his early life as an antique dealer he became an entrepreneur, joining in the Cartier adventure and making the brand an essential in the world of luxury.
But far from being content with this worldwide success, he became a sponsor of the arts, contemporary art in particular, notably by setting up the Fondation Cartier in Paris in 1984.In 1990 he launched the first school of luxury marketing and became actively involved with fine watchmaking.
Always a leader, he developed an environmentally-sensitive camping experience on the island of Noirmoutier : Original Camping. At the end of 2010, his passion for sports led him to create the first Sports Management School (SMS).