Château Lestevénie 2016 Merlot Cabernet Bergerac
Classic claret style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Dry and savoury with hints of capsicum and dried fruits. An excellent Claret alternative at a reasonable price. Perfect with lamb. Best decanted.
- GrapesCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Like many Brits before him, Humphrey Temperley decided to retire to Bergerac in France, in the process buying Chateau Lestevenie, an estate on the limestone slopes of Gageac et Rouillac in the Bergerac AOC.. The estate made very good wine but needed a little TLC. Humphrey has brought all his experience to reviving the fortunes of the estate which is on one of the finest "terroir" of the region. The estate is managed as organically as possible to keep inputs to a minimum. The result is some fine, well-priced wines. We have selected 5 wines initially, a Sauvignon Semillon, a Cabernet Rosé a Cabernet Merlot red, a barrel matured Merlot from the 03 Vintage and a dessert Saussignac 2005.