Chateau Lestage 2017, Listrac Medoc Cru Bourgeois

£20.35 / bottle
£231.99 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Chateau Lestage Listrac Medoc Cru Bourgeois is a red wine produced by the Chanfreau family in the Listrac wine growing region of Bordeaux.

The property has been owned by the Chanfreau family since 1963. It consists of single block of 42 hectares of vineyards (they also own 9 hectares in Moulis en Medoc where they make sister wine, Chateau Caroline). Chateau Lestage was originally classified as a Cru Bourgeois Superieur way back in 1932 but this classification has been discontinued and, since the Sélection Officielle 2010 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, it has been classified as a Cru Bourgeois.

The vineyards of Chateau Lestage are located at the highest point in the Medoc, the Puy de Menjon, at an altitude of 43m. The Chateau itself, located amidst the vineyards, was built in 1870. Chateau Lestage shares a remarkable terroir with its neighbour Chateau Fonreaud consisting of gravel soils on the plateau with clay-limestone and marl one the slopes – perfect for Merlot. The vineyards are tended using sustainable methods with the greatest respect for the vines and their environment. During the harvest different parcels of grapes are selected and vinified separately. After a gentle crushing and de-stemming, the grape must is vinified in small, temperature controlled vats which allows maximum control over the vinification. The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, a third of which are renewed each vintage. The parcels are finally blended prior to bottling.

The blend for Chateau Lestage 2017 is 62% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot.

Approximately 190,000 bottles per vintage are produced.

The Listrac appellation is located on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary, south of the Medoc and north of Saint-Emilion. It lies just inland from the coastal town of Arcachon. The soils here are generally are sandy, gravelly soils known as calcareous sand. This well-drained soil is ideal for vine growth. As it is closer to the coast, Listrac has a maritime influenced climate with mild temperatures. The risk of frost is lower than other Médoc regions.


Tasting Notes

Chateau Lestage has a cedar-y, black fruit nose with some toasty oak notes and spiciness. On the palate is more black fruit (blackberry and blackcurrant) and sweet spices. The palate is ripe, full and round with lots of fruit up front. There are soft and supple tannins and good, pure fruit on the classy and elegant finish.


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