Saint Estephe is home to five cru classes and also produces a large number of non-classified wines of excellent quality in its 1,230 hectares. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot grow in an array of limestone, gravel and marl soils.
Saint Estephe has a tapestry of soils resulting in a harmonious full-bodied wine that balances intensity and depth with structure and elegance. These elements give Saint Estephe wines great ageing potential. With time, the wine becomes softer and rounder while maintaining its power and intensity.
Saint Estephe in 2015:
Spotlight on the 2015 vintage:Bordeaux started with an unusually mild spring in 2015. The months of May, June and July were subsequently warm and dry, allowing the vines to grow rapidly. A consistent and even veraison occurred in early August. Autumn saw cooler, damp weather, helping build aromatic complexity and power in the grapes before harvest. The highly-anticipated vintage promises to be one for the ages.