Château Lestage
Vintage 2016

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16,5-17,5 Gault&Millau

Lestage 2016 détourée

An historical vintage

Original climatic conditions gave the vintage its character:

A sweet and humid period from January to June 2016: More than 800 mm fall in 6 months (equivalent of 12 months of precipitation). The vineyard takes the opportunity to grow well.Mid-June, a favorable weather window allows the flower to happen in good conditions. The month of June marks the beginning of a dry and very hot summer: Three months of summer without water. Our clay-limestone subsoilhave been beneficial in avoiding to our vines the water stress that could have been induced by these conditions.A beautiful autumn allows to reach the optimal maturity. Warm, sunny days andcool nightsthat refine thetannins allow us toharvest until October 17th.

Alcoholic fermentations were made by focusing on the extraction of thefruit.The wines are colorful, have a beautiful structure with soft tannins, suggesting a very nice evolution in bottle.The mouth is full, both lively, round and melted.

A brilliant wine!

  • Harvest period : 3rd to 17th october
  • Yield: 43 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Degree: 14 %vol 
  • Total Acidity3,30 gH2SO4/L
  • Ageing: 30% new oak barrels
  • Environnemental Certification  : Terra Vitis
  • Production Grand Vin : 190 000 bottles
  • Conditioning : Bottle tradition -Carton or wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Œnologist : Antoine Medeville


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