In addition to its five cru classés, Saint-Estèphe produces a large number of non-classified wines of excellent quality in its 1,230 hectares. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot grow in a blend of limestone, gravel and marl soils.
The result of this terroir is a harmonious full-bodied wine that blends intensity and depth with structure and elegance. This balance gives Saint-Estèphe wines great ageing potential. With time, the wine becomes softer and rounder while maintaining its power and intensity.
2015 in Saint-Estèphe:
Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: 2015 in Bordeaux started with an unusually mild spring. May, June and July subsequently were warm and dry, allowing the vines to grow rapidly. An even and consistent véraison occurred in early August. Autumn saw cooler, damp weather, helping build aromatic complexity and power in the grapes before harvest. The highly-anticipated vintage promises to be one for the ages.