Baron de Lestac
and the terroirs of Bordeaux

Baron de Lestac wines are the expression of their terroirs, and in the wine world, this word means much more than just a geographic area. Terroir is the combination of natural factors which create a truly unique character – like soil, topography and climate – but terroir also includes the specific know-how of our grower-partners who use their skills to coax the very best from this environment.

Bordeaux is one of the largest French wine regions and it features a multitude of terroirs. Read on to find out more about them and what makes them unique: their history and traditions, grape varieties and appellations, vine growing and the different crafts involved in winemaking, news and must-see events. Welcome to the world of Bordeaux and its terroirs...

The lifecycle of the vineyard

Main stages in the lifecycle of the vineyard

The vine is a plant that has to be carefully tended year-round to ensure that it produces quality fruit.


Blending – a Bordeaux speciality

Foreign wines tend to consist of just one grape variety, but in Bordeaux the wines we make are blends.

Du Sauvignon à la Muscadelle, panorama des cépages blancs de Bordeaux

From Sauvignon to Muscadelle: white grape varieties of Bordeaux

No less than seven white grape varieties are used to make Bordeaux wines, and one of them – Sauvignon Blanc – features in our Baron de Lestac white wine. Each variety has its particular traits and favourite terroir, and all have a role to play in the composition of these local wines. Let's take a look at their characteristics.

red grape

From Merlot to Petit Verdot: red grape varieties of Bordeaux

Bordeaux has an abundance of characterful grape varieties which when blended together create unique wines of international renown. In the same way, Baron de Lestac red wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Each variety makes its own contribution to the Bordeaux wine spectrum. Read on to learn more about the specifics of each grape.

American oak barrel

Secrets of bordeaux barrel making

The wines of Bordeaux have been exported since the Middle Ages. Back then, amphoras had already been replaced by barrels, which were ideally suited to transporting wine.

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