|Age of Wines||43 years|
|Soil||Gravel, Clay, Limestone.|
Organic & Biodynamic, Authentic wines.
Hand harvested, Estate produced.
Chateau L’Escart insists on two promises. Firstly, to be passionate about its traditional agricultural heritage and secondly, to produce authentic wines which are drunk with the heart and the mind. They are totally convinced that the quality of the wines crafted on this land is a direct result of the love they have for it and the respect they pay it. Their motto is: ‘Produce wines of exceptional quality whilst respecting the land which is on loan to us from our children.’
The Laurent family has been superbly sharing their passion for wine for decades, through the cuvées of Château L’Escart, produced from their vineyard in Saint-Loubès. Gérard and his team know that greatness in wine depends essentially on the greatness of the grapes. Exactly for that reason, they pay attention and take really good care of the vineyards, in order for the vines to naturally resist parasites with as little treatment as possible. It is clear to them how important it is to respect the soil that does not belong to them. Thus, each harvest preserves the full expression and richness of the terroir. At Chateau L’Escart they like to say: ‘Making great quality wines and respecting the land that we are borrowing from our children’. It is precisely for this reason, and their strong relationship to their terroir, that they decided to convert the vineyards to Biodynamic farming. This philosophy continues in the cellar, where only wild yeast is used in the fermentation.
The winemaking in this area of Bordeaux started in mid-18th century. The chateau, built in 1752, sits in the middle of the village of Saint-Loubés, surrounding the Dordogne River. It is ideally located at the gateway to Bordeaux on a fine gravel and clay-limestone soil. The chateau’s vineyard is spread over 37 ha in a single block over a clay-limestone plateau. An average age of vines is 43 years. Limestone from the soil gives all Chateau L’Escart wines exceptional freshness, length and distinction, while clay enhances the strength and density of wines. These are usual characteristics of the finest Bordeaux wines.
Château Le Bergey BordeauxChâteau Le Bergey Bordeaux
Le Bergey is the best value of Château L’Escart, a Bordeaux Supérieur winery run by the Laurent family which live on the property. The estate is organically farmed and managed for quality throughout every step necessary to make a fine bottle of wine. You’ve got to try this if you are a Bordeaux fan. Consistently outstanding, this is yet another strong showing from one of our most price-worthy properties. Using only vines that are a minimum 25 years of age adds a measure of concentration usually found only in wines costing considerably more.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot
Dark intense fruit; cooked cherry, licorice, currant, and hints of baking chocolate. Intense and concentrated on palate. Ripe cherry, licorice, blackberry followed dry tannins and a tightly wound fruit on the finish.
Chateau L’Escart Cuvée Eden BordeauxChateau L’Escart Cuvée Eden Bordeaux
The Laurent family has been sharing their passion for wine for decades, through the cuvées of Château l’Escart, produced from their one piece of 37ha of vineyards in Saint-Loubès. Gérard and his team know that greatness in wine depends essentially on the greatness of the grapes. This is why they take really good care of the vineyards, in order for the vines to naturally resist parasites with as little treatment as possible. They know how important it is to respect the land that doesn’t belong to them. Thus, each harvest keeps the full expression and richness of the terroir. As they say at Chateau l’Escart: “Making great quality wines and respecting the land that we are borrowing from our children”. It is precisely for this reason, and their strong relationship to their terroir, that they decided to convert the vineyards to biodynamic farming. This philosophy continues in the cellar, where only indigenous yeasts is used in the fermentation.
Made from 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec from hand harvested 35 to 45-year old vines.