Interview with Caroline Chanfreau-Philippon, owner of Chateau Lestage together with her brother Jean Chanfreau, who is the winemaker.
The vineyard and winery of Ch Lestage is located in Listrac in Medoc, Bordeaux. The chateau is one of those that have been classified as Cru Bourgeois.
She explains first where Listrac is situated. Not far from Moulis that is between Saint Julien and Margaux. It covers only 670 hectares and is one of the highest (in altitude) of the Medoc appellations with its 43 (!) meters.
She tastes the 2005 of Chateau Lestage– a great and exceptional vintage in Bordeaux. And she also comments specifically on the wines from the new 2007 vintage.
The first grapes to be harvested are the merlots and the last are the cabernets. Part of the harvest is manual and part is made by harvesting machine. They use quite long macerations. As virtually all modern vineries they use temperature controlled fermentation tanks.
[F] Entretien avec le vigneron (la vigneronne) Caroline Chanfreau-Philippon, proprietaire du domaine Château Lestage.
Une propriete dans le vignoble de Listrac en Medoc, une region viticole dans le Bordelais en Aquitaine connu pour ses vins elegants et classiques.
By BKWine, https://www.bkwine.com
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