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Two world’s best sommeliers at Château de Sales

On March 7th, we had the pleasure of welcoming members of the Essen and Stuttgart Chapters of the Commanderie de Bordeaux wine fraternity, in the company of Markus del Monego (Best Sommelier of the World 1998) and Marc Almert (Best Sommelier of the World 2019). Our guests particularly appreciated the 2018, 2017 and 2010 vintages served during the lunch, as well as the tasting that followed.

From left to right on the picture: Markus del Monego (Best Sommelier of the World 1998), Vincent Montigaud (CEO of Château de Sales) and Marc Almert (Best Sommelier of the World 2019 and Head Sommelier of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich).

Pruning, an important stage in the vine growth cycle

For nearly three months now, Adelaïde, Françoise, Maria, Marie-Christine, Marie-Pierre, Arménio, Cédric, Gilles, Mathieu and Philippe have been taking advantage of the period during which the vines are at rest to go round the estate’s 47.6 hectares (117.5 acres) and prune each vine. They pruned around 270,000 vines between 26 November 2019 and 20 February 2020! (more…)

Blending tastings, the 2019 vintage is well on its way!

After the harvest, vinification and vat-house tasks, December and January are devoted to work on blending.

The birth of a new vintage is the result of many tastings and trial combinations. Their purpose is to select the batches which will make it into the final blend of the Grand Vin, Château de Sales, and the second label, Château Chantalouette, and to see how they behave together once blended. (more…)

Best wishes!

Over 550 years of shared history around the same passion…

The 14 first cousins who co-own Château de Sales and their family wish you a Happy New Year 2020!

Promotion of Château de Sales in Asia in partnership with LD Vins

From 29 November to 6 December 2019, Château de Sales will be taking part in the Grand Crus Bordeaux Wine and Food Festival, an operation to promote top Bordeaux wines organised by the wine merchant LD Vins with its importers in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Macao.

In Vietnam, the importer Warehouse has invited its clients in the cities of Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh to discover the great 2016 vintage.

Three beautiful tastings, including one at the Park Hyatt Saigon!

On the right of the photo, Jean-Pierre Foubet, member of the Board of Directors of Château de Sales, and on the left, Vincent Montigaud, CEO of Château de Sales, at Ho Chi Minh City.

2019 harvest : last bunches picked on October 8th

The harvest at Château de Sales ended in beautiful sunshine on October 8th. It lasted 15 days this year. The maturity of the grapes harvested heralds a very promising vintage!

The work to make the 2019 vintage now continues in the vat room, as alcoholic fermentation takes place.
We would like to thank all the harvesters once more for their painstaking work.
Now it’s time to celebrate with a traditional meal: the “Gerbaude”!

Beginning of the 2019 harvest on September 20th!

The Château de Sales team is delighted to announce that the 2019 harvest has started on September 20th.
Thanks to perfect weather conditions over the summer, this harvest looks very promising.
We would like to thank the harvesters for their commitment and good spirits.
The Château is open for tours during the harvest season, a chance to discover the precise work of our technical team.