Appellation North of the city of Bordeaux, the Haut-Médoc appellation spans the southern part of the Médoc vineyards. Famous for its prestigious first growths, this appellation makes only red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon reveals all its potential in these expressive, complex wines that have excellent ageing potential.
Wine making Les Hauts de Lestac is a blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a little Cabernet Franc. These varieties are vinified in the traditional Bordeaux manner and aged for 10 months in our barrel cellar. Maturing in French oak barrels gives our Haut-Médoc subtle notes of caramel and vanilla, silky tannins and good ageing potential.
Running some 60 km along the left bank of the Gironde estuary, the Haut-Médoc appellation boasts terroirs of outstanding quality. The soil types include alluvial gravel deposits where Cabernet Sauvignon thrives, and deep clay well-suited to Merlot. Our team carefully selects vineyard parcels belonging to our Baron de Lestac grower-partners to ensure that Les Hauts de Lestac reflects the very best of this iconic vineyard area.
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.
We have done our utmost to bring our customers the very best of Lestac: an elegant Haut-Médoc appellation wine of great quality.
Baron de Lestac winemaker
Les Hauts de Lestac pairs perfectly with red meat as well as game. A great partner for dishes with mushrooms, like duck breast with lingonberries or venison with ceps, it also makes a good match with cheese like Brie de Meaux, and chocolate-based desserts.
Périgourd-style casserole, filo parcels with Tomme cheese from the Pyrenees, roast duck breast stuffed with dried fruit, cannelés de Bordeaux (small soft pastries flavoured with rum and vanilla), French macaroons from Saint-Émilion: for recipe ideas from South West France to pair with Les Hauts de Lestac, read on.