AOC Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
The beautiful and historic town of Cadillac – nothing to do with the iconic American cars! – lies to the south of Bordeaux city. Its splendid château overlooking the River Garonne was once a royal seat and for centuries has watched the great wines of Bordeaux and the southwest of France pass beneath it on barges, on their way to the port of Bordeaux for export and to satisfy demand around the globe.
The huge Entre-deux-Mers region that surrounds Cadillac is home to thousands of wine châteaux producing value for money reds, whites and rosés, as well as delicious sweet wines and even some local sparkling Crémant de Bordeaux.
Château Lescure owns 20 hectares of vines which lie just a few miles from Cadillac up on the limestone plateau where some of the best quality is to be found. They produce the full range of wine styles, from which we can initially offer their dry red and their sweet white dessert wines. The red is made mainly from Merlot grapes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, all selected from the best areas of the vineyard and the best is aged in oak barrels to give a gentle structure. An easy-drinking style of claret that goes well with meat and cheese dishes, especially the local speciality, roast duck breast.
The sweet white comes under the popular Sainte Croix du Mont appellation and is made from 100% Semillon grapes that are left longer on the vine to dry out slowly in the autumn sunshine, reducing the water content and increasing the sugar levels. The locals like to drink this as an aperitif with foie gras, but it can be enjoyed just as well with puddings, or even on its own with all its delightful honey, peach and apricot flavours.
This property is part of the Vertuvin group of wineries, representing many of France’s great wine regions, each one owned and managed by ESAT charities. These offer work to local mentally handicapped people within a protected environment, overseen by experienced industry professionals and dedicated care staff. By undertaking all the usual activities associated with wine production, from pruning to packaging, workers gain a variety of experiences and an invaluable sense of accomplishment, leading to a richer quality of life.
|Château Lescure, fûts de chêne, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux, 2011|
|Château Lescure, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux, 2014|
|Château Lescure, Ste Croix du Mont, 2014|
|Château Lescure, Ste Croix du Mont, 2015|