Château Lestage
Vintage 2015

91 Wine Enthusiast // 89 James Suckling // 88+ Wine Advocate // 88 Vinous
17 Gault&Millau // 16,5 Jancis Robinson // 89 Yves Beck

Lestage 2016 détourée

A great vintage

The months of May, June and July were among the hottest and driest on record, what favorized purity of the aromas. The flower took place very quickly on the beginning of June. Then, the ripening has been uniform from early August. Second half of August was a bit cooler and a few rains allowed the vines to get the energy they needed. In September, the grapes enjoyed sunny days and cool nights to finish ripening.

The harvest of Merlot began on September 25thfor the earliest plants and lasted until September 28th. The homogeneity of maturity was remarkable. Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between the 5th and the 8thof October, then Petit Verdot was picked up between the 7th and the 8thof October.

After a light crushing and de-stemming of the grapes, the harvest is directed to small temperature-controlled vats that allow full control of fermentations, thus respecting the expression, richness and nuances of each plot. Alcoholic fermentations were carried out by promoting the extraction of the fruit. The wines are very colorful, have a good structure with soft tannins foreshadowing.

  • Harvest period : 25th september au 8th october
  • Yield: 43 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Degree: 13,5 %vol 
  • Total Acidity 3,39 gH2S04 / L
  • Ageing: 30% barriques neuves
  • Environnemental certification  : Terra Vitis
  • Production Grand Vin : 188 000 bottles
  • Conditioning: Bottle tradition -Carton or wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Œnologist : Antoine Medeville


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (37%)
  • Merlot (62%)
  • Petit Verdot (1%)