La Mouette de Château Lestage

La Mouette de Château Lestage
Vintage 2018

90 Yves Beck

Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel - Grand vin de Bordeaux

A fine and aromatic vintage

As often in the case of greatvintages, there are great fears. 2018 was no exception!

We first trembled before the episodes of frost and hail, then before the pressure of mildew which was strong. With a spring aswet and rainy, it was necessary to be vigilant.

This difficult period passed, gave place to a radiant summer, with short and rare showers, conferring on the vine a hydric stress which gave us very aromatic and concentrated small grapes. The veraison was fastand uniform. The result was a superb quality of harvest.

Like every year, we have harvested by “tries”, to pick only fruits at optimum maturity. The ageing on lees, in barrels, will give this wine a nice sweetness and a quite exceptional aptitude for aging.

In the end, we obtained wines with a superb touch, volume,sweetness, freshness,both fine and aromatic.

  • Harvest period : du 35 au 19 Septembre
  • Yield: 18 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Degree: 14 %vol 
  • Ageing: 40% new oak barrels
  • Production Grand Vin : 2000 bottles
  • Conditioning : tradition bottle
  • Environnemental Certification: Terra Vitis
  • Œnologist : Antoine Medeville


  • Sauvignon Blanc (60%)
  • Sémillon (35%)
  • Sauvignon Gris (5%)
  • Press Sheet