Chateau Le Sartre, Pessac Leognan 2016
Awards: 16/20 La revue des Vins de France / 15.5 Vinum Magazine
At first, the label stands out due to its contemporary design very different than a traditional Bordeaux style.
At the heart of the cradle of Bordeaux wines, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Château Le Sartre has prestigious neighbours such as the Domaine de Chevalier, Chateau Malartic-Lagravière or Chateau Fieuzal.
In the mid 19th century, the Rouanet family acquired and developed the Le Sartre estate at Léognan. The phylloxera epidemic and two world wars took their toll on the property. In 1944, the family was forced to destroy the last remaining vines and divide up and sell the estate. A heart-rending experience, as the 1922 edition of the Féret wine guide described the wines of Le Sartre as “remarkable. Can compete with the grands crus of Léognan”.
Grape Varieties: majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a hint of Cabernet Franc.
Each year, the wine affirms their potential in the blind tastings. The wine aquires winning medals in a number of competitions*. It means that the wine has a real potential and knows how to confirm its grandeur, while maintaining prices at an affordable level.
Enjoy Chateau Le Sartre with a delicious artisan cheese platter or simply Epoisses Cheese.
A great friend to with a BBQ Beef Fillet.