Nose

The 2018 Lestruelle reveals blackberries, cassis and bay leaves scents with hints of tobacco and new leather.

Palate

The palate is medium to full-bodied with a good amount of juicy fruit and a chewy texture, finishing early with just enough freshness.

Growing Conditions

ww hectares composed of 25 plots located on 3 villages (Saint-Germain-d'Estueil, Ordonnac and Gaillan) Fine gravel on the surface, ancient sands and limestone underground. The average age is 25 years. The oldest vines were planted in 1957. Sustainable agriculture. Mechanical tillage of the soil between the rows. Mechanical weeding on each row. Manual debuting. Double Guyot pruning. Meticulous lifting. Stripping and thinning if necessary.

Winemaking

Each parcel is fermented separately. Soft extraction with traditional pumping down. Maximum fermentation temperature of 28C. Medium to long maceration. Ageing is carried out 12 months (10% in barrels of one wine and 90% in vats with French oak staves for smooth tannins and grilled and vanilla aromas.

Appearance

Deep garnet-purple coloured.