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We are delighted to share with you the most recent score awarded to Château de Sales by Decanter magazine in its January 2022 issue after a panel tasting of recently bottled 2019 wines organised by Georgina Hindle.


What a fantastic score, rewarding the pursuit of precision begun a few years ago in the vineyard, the vat-house and the barrel hall.


We are proud to have contributed to the success of the X-Wine Contest that took place on 5 February at Château-Figeac on the initiative of the École Polytechnique wine club.

Once a year, this tasting contest brings together fifteen wine clubs from prestigious French and international schools and universities.

Congratulations to the students of AgroParisTech who won this contest, closely followed by Cambridge and Oxford.

Best wishes!

Les 14 cousins copropriétaires de Château de Sales et leur famille vous souhaitent une excellente année 2022 !

The 14 first cousins who co-own Château de Sales and their family wish you a Happy New Year 2022!


Grand Tasting and Bordeaux Tasting 2021

The famous wine fair organised by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve will take place this year at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris on 3 and 4 December. Marking our first appearance at this highly reputed event, we will be presenting the 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 vintages of Château de Sales to visitors. Click here to get your ticket!

We will also attend the next edition of Bordeaux Tasting, organised by the magazine Terre de Vins, on 11 and 12 December at the Palais de la Bourse in Bordeaux. The team from Château de Sales look forward to seeing you there for a tasting of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 vintages of our premium wine. Find out more!

Video highlights of the 2021 harvest

The 2021 harvest at Château de Sales took place between 24 September and 7 October. The first tastings are highly promising, heralding a high-quality vintage.
Many thanks to all our loyal pickers for their cheerfulness and hard work.

Leaf removal (on the afternoon-sun side of the vine)

Leaf removal on the afternoon-sun side of the vine involves stripping off all or some of the leaves in the cluster zone.
The aim of the operation is to improve air circulation in the clusters. It also encourages better phenolic maturity (tannins) and reduces the risk of disease.
Generally performed in late August, it completes the work carried out when lateral shoots were removed in the early summer.

Many thanks Cédric Mauguet (Vineyard team manager – Château de Sales)!

The removal of lateral shoots

Once shoots have been thinned, the trellis has been raised and the vines have been trimmed, summer starts with the removal of lateral shoots. These secondary shoots grow between the leaf and the main shoot in front of the clusters, on the side of the rising sun. Removing them ensures that air can circulate in the vines, helps the grapes to ripen and limits the risk of disease.

Many thanks Frédéric Laborde (Technical Director – Château de Sales)!