Château Lestage
Vintage 2018

90-91 James Suckling // Anthocyanes 90-92+ // 89-90 Bettane&Desseauve // 15,5 Jancis Robinson

Lestage 2016 détourée

A fine and powerful Vintage


As often in the case of great vintages, 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 as wet and rainy, it was necessary to be vigilant. This year the prophylactic fight with particularly early stripping puts everyone at work.
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 rapid and uniform. The result was a superb quality of harvest, we could wait for a perfect maturity and thus obtain an exceptional homogeneity.
In the end, we obtained wines with a superb touch, structure, volume, both fine and powerful.

  • Harvest period : du 27th september to 11th october
  • Yield: 36 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Degree: 14.5%vol 
  • Ageing: 25% new oak barrels
  • Environnemental Certification   : Terra Vitis & HVE3
  • Production Grand Vin : 130 000 bottles
  • Conditioning : Bottle tradition -Carton or wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Œnologist : Antoine Medeville

Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel - Grand vin de Bordeaux - Caisse Bois - Union des Grands Crus - UGCB - HVE3 - Terra Vitis


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