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  • Château Lestiac

Château de Lestiac

Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux - Cuvée Prestige

Château de Lestiac carries the same name as the district in which it is located, 25 kilometers southeast of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Garonne River. The wine is vinified at Château de Marsan, home to the estate’s headquarters and the winery facilities built by the Gonfrier family.

The Cuvée Prestige is a selection of the property’s best terroirs. A particularly meticulous vinification, with an extended maceration. Ageing is carried out entirely in oak barrels, with considerable new wood.


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A.O.C.: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux


Districts: Lestiac-sur-Garonne, Paillet


Vineyard surface area: 15 hectares


Terroir: Clayey-gravelly and clayey-limestone slopes


Grape varieties: 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon


Average vine age: 30 years


Viticulture: Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.


Vinification: Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks. The maceration is extended to obtain a powerful dense wine.


Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels.


Tasting notes
Intense, deep and brilliant in colour. The nose opens with aromas of dark berries (blackcurrant, blackberry) and continues with subtle spicy and grilled notes. Powerful in the mouth, with lovely fullness. The finish is silky and well-balanced.
Perfect for roasted or grilled red meats and with aged cheeses.


Medals & Awards:

2016 vintage

  • Silver Medal, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2018