In the Cellar
In the silence of the cellars, the Château Escalette team “produces a wine whose reputation has been established for years”, “a fine and generous wine” as written by Cocks & Féret in their work which is still a reference today, Bordeaux and Its Wines Classified in Order of merit (1868). They classified Château Escalette as a “Premier Bourgeois”, their highest category for Right Bank wines.
Each batch is vinified and aged separately according to its plot origin and typicity.
The most critical work is done in the vineyard so that the grapes that arrive in the cellar are healthy and at optimal maturity. The berries are then destemmed and carefully sorted to keep only the best of the harvest. Gentle extraction is best to stabilize the aromas and preserve freshness.
A Careful Selection
Thanks to Eric Boissenot, who has been our consulting oenologist since the 2014 harvest.
This has allowed us to select free-run juices and pressed juices lowered into barrels to bring fleshiness and volume to the wine. Eric promotes his wines for their balance, elegance, and fruitiness by optimizing press wines. “Fine and generous” wines, the loop is complete.