Appellation The Bordeaux wine region comprises over 60 different appellations. Of these, the largest is AOC Bordeaux, whose wines can be made across the Gironde département. A vast area with many different terroirs, it is also the cradle of world-famous grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Wine making Baron de Lestac red wine is made from these three iconic Bordeaux varieties. The grapes are vinified with great care and attention before being aged in our barrel cellar for six months in American oak. This ageing helps the wines develop their subtle notes and tannins. Along with the careful blending process that follows, it gives our red Bordeaux a light, elegant touch of oak that perfectly complements its fruity character.
The Bordeaux appellation comprises more than 35,000 hectares of vineyards planted with red grape varieties. Its gravel soils encourage the grapes to ripen, while the clay-limestone soils bring a cooling humidity to the vines. The appellation area boasts a wide variety of exceptional terroirs, and thanks to diligent parcel selection by our team, Baron de Lestac red wine benefits from this richness. The chosen vineyard parcels belong to our long-term grower-partners with whom we build sustainable wine growing via the Terra Vitis certification
Bottles of Baron de Lestac have been certified Terra Vitis since the 2019 vintage. The Bag-in-box format will be certified Terra Vitis from summer 2022.
Our wine's character and balance come firstly from our choice of grape varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Baron de Lestac also undergoes a tailor-made ageing process in barrel to bring body, a light touch of oak, and some spice and red fruit notes.
Beef, lamb, duck or pigeon: this Baron de Lestac Bordeaux pairs very well with all red meats. At the end of meal, it makes a good match with aged cheese (Camembert, Livarot, Vacherin) and chocolate-based desserts.
Gascon-style burger, dried duck with Espelette pepper, pithiviers de canard (duck pie), creamy asparagus, fig tart, moelleux au chasselas de Moissac (a regional sweet cake made with raisins and Earl Grey tea); for regional recipe ideas to pair with Baron de Lestac red wine, read on.