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.
85 000 bottles
100 % Merlot
6600 plants per hectare
50 years old
Southwestern slope of Lalande-de-Pomerol
Integrated viticulture, High Environmental
55 hl/ha maximum
Handpicking and sorting.
Classic winemaking during one month in
thermo-regulated concrete vats
12 months in oak barrels
15 to 20 years according to the vintages
Beautiful ruby red colour. Expressive of
black fruits and sweets spices. Velvet smooth tannin structure followed by a very long aftertaste in mouth.
Duck breast skewers, potatoes and foie
gras, braised leg of lamb, guinea fowl and ceps.
17 °C. Open 5 years after bottling
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