Château La Bastienne

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Château La Bastienne, prestigious vineyard listed Premier Grand Cru Montagne, in 1928 was acquired by François Janoueix in the forties. It reaches now his best under the control of his grand-son Pierre-Emmanuel prompted by an extreme care of perfectionism in the development of the product to its highest quality.

Geographically situated on the west- southern slope of Lalande-de-Pomerol, La Bastienne is since 1632 known for its perfect geology for the wine growing. The 25 acres of vineyards are selected on the 34 acres of the exploitation, because of the clay-chalky soil of a soft slope which insures a natural drainage.

The planted grape varieties is 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc . The output of the 6000 stocks is reduced from 4200 to 4800 Liters per ha thanks to the natural grass growing, a cut of 8 buds of grapes per stock on two branches, a disbudding, the green harvests and two thinning out. The integrated winegrowing, the reduced anti-insects treatments insure the durability of the ecosystem of our vineyard.

At the occasion of harvesting of grapes called «Normandes», a 60 years old tradition was perpetuated by Pierre Janoueix till 2004, with those families who, like their ancestors, appreciate the Château La Bastienne for such a long time. No doubt, among the parents or grandparents of our grape pickers, some have met during harvesting of grapes in the past.

The harvest is manual, a meticulous selection is performed before the one-month vatting, in concrete tanks. Later, all the wine spends a year in French oak barrels. The wine is just sticked with eggwhite, in the ancestral method before the bottling. The choice of the corks is subject to special attention.

Quantity :

85 000 bottles

Grape variety :

100 % Merlot

Surface :

12.5 ha

Plant density :

6600 plants per hectare

Soil and subsoil type :

Clay-limestone

Average age of vines :

50 years old

Exposure :

Southwestern slope of Lalande-de-Pomerol
plateau

Viticulture :

Integrated viticulture, High Environmental
Value certification.

Yield :

55 hl/ha maximum

Harvest :

Handpicking and sorting.

Vinification :

Classic winemaking during one month in
thermo-regulated concrete vats

Maturing :

12 months in oak barrels

Ageing :

15 to 20 years according to the vintages

Tasting note :

Beautiful ruby red colour. Expressive of
black fruits and sweets spices. Velvet smooth tannin structure followed by a very long aftertaste in mouth.

Wine pairing :

Duck breast skewers, potatoes and foie
gras, braised leg of lamb, guinea fowl and ceps.

Service :

17 °C. Open 5 years after bottling

Particularity :

Introduced in great restaurants and
prestigious tables like the President of National Assembly’s table.

Bordeaux Aquitain Wines Competition 2017

Bordeaux Aquitain Wines Competition 2015

Independent Winegrowers Competition 2013.

General Agricultural Competition in Paris 2011

General Agricultural Competition in Paris 2010

Bordeaux Aquitain Wines Competition 2010

Independent Winegrowers Competition 2009

Bordeaux Aquitain Wines Competition 2007

General Agricultural Competition in Paris 2003

Distinctions > à traduire

VINO ! MAGAZINE 2011
Very good wine “Primeurs tasting”. Summer 2012
JAMES SUCKLING NOTES 2016
92-93/100 “Primeurs tasting”
JAMES SUCKLING NOTES 2014
89/100 “Primeurs tasting”

Know-how at the service
prestigious terroirs

Craftsmanship, with respect
soil and the authenticity of the characters

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