Château Le Sartre - Pessac Léognan - Red
Château Le Sartre is made from 60-65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35-40% Merlot. The grapes are harvested manually, which enables a first sorting out in the vineyard. The production is made in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and the wine is then stored on oak barrels (30% new) for 12 months. The wine is produced according to the same method as the Château Carbonnieux. Each year, about 60,000 bottles are produced.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
- Classification : AOP Pessac-Léognan
- Awards : 90/100 Decanter, Guide Hachette
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château Le Sartre stretches out over 35 hectares of land, in the western direction of Léognan, just south of Bordeaux in the middle of the Graves terroir. The property is adjacent to the ancient Lagrange, Fieuzal and Chevalier. The Perrin family, owner of Château Carbonnieux, acquired the property in the 80s and renovated the property to what it would become today. Since 2004 until the end of 2017, Château Le Sartre was run by Marie-José Leriche, sister of the late Antony Perrin, as well as by her husband and the property manager David Château. Bernard Magrez has taken over the property since 2018.
Château Le Sartre has a deep, almost black color. The nose is already very complex with spicy elements on a basis of black berries. The palate is powerful with pleasant fruity aromas. The tannins from the oak barrel are robust, with elegance, still somewhat young. A bottle for long storage to serve to a fried pheasant.