Château Cateau Lagrange

My spiritual father was one of the first winegrowers to turn his vineyard into an organic operation at the end of the 1970s. He taught me at a very young age to love and respect the soil, and I have continued to learn more about it through numerous placements in various vineyards : I’ve worked in Beaujolais, Médoc, Languedoc and the Loire. I’ve also taken part in tasting competitions. I have always been driven by the idea of setting up my own business: in 2011, I became the owner of a 5.5 hectare vineyard to the south of Sainte-Foy-La-Grande that I reorganised and extended with an extra 5 hectares in 2016. New in 2017: a larger cellar to handle the harvests!

Cateau is the name of a locality and La Grange the name of a prominent family.
Château Cateau Lagrange

Château Cateau Lagrange

Bordeaux Supérieur

Technical informations

Location : Les Lèves-et-Thoumeyragues
Vineyard surface : 10,5 hectares
Soils : Silt, clay and sand with a large part of the vineyard being clay-limestone soil
Blend of grape variety : 50 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process :

Vinified without sulphites. Minimum air contact during the process. Oxygen added in homeopathic form during fermentation if required. Three weeks’ fermentation. Malolactic fermentation.

Tasting comments :

The colour is a dazzling deep crimson. The very open nose leads to aromas of ripe grapes; the mouth is generous, with still firm tannins. This wine is all down to the skill of a winemaker who vinifies without adding any sulphites whatsoever, leading to a succulent, powerful blend that gives full expression to its terroir. A natural wine.

Wine pairings :

Roast beef

Awards :

o Vintage 2016: Gold medal Amphore 2017, Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2017, Silver medal Lyon 2017, Silver medal Elle à Table 2017, Silver medal CWSA 2017, 16,5 Jancis Robinson 2018
o Vintage 2017: Gold medal AWC Vienna 2018, Gold medal Singapour Competition 2018, Silver medal International Wine Awards 2018, Silver medal Challenge Millesime Bio 2018, Bronze medal Académie des Vins et de la Gastronomie Française 2018, Bronze medal Expression des Vignerons Bio Nouvelle Aquitaine 2018, Bruxelles 2018 75,9/100
o Vintage 2018 : Gold medal Lyon 2019, Gold medal Japan Awards 2019, Silver medal Terre De Vins 2019, Silver medal Bruxelles 2019, Silver CWWSC 2019

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