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Château de Sales a favourite Bordeaux wine in the GUIDE VERT DES MEILLEURS VINS DE FRANCE 2021 (2021 Green Guide to the best wines of France)

Published by La Revue du Vin de France, the guide offers a complete round-trip of French wine country in a tailored selection of 5,500 wines.

In one of the background features designed to guide readers in their discovery of the best wines of France, the Guide Vert selected Château de Sales as a favourite in the Bordeaux region.

To read the full-page article about Château de Sales in the guide, click here.



« Shortly after bottling, Château de Sales more than lives up to its potential, showing welcome, taut freshness, with a firm and lively texture on fine camphor and minty notes. It will drink well soon but also keep for many years. »

2020 harvest: a very promising vintage

After heavy rain and relatively mild temperatures at the start of the year, budbreak occurred 15 days earlier than the average for the last 15 years. The Merlots reached mid-flowering particularly early, on 21 May. These exceptional weather conditions in the first half of the year meant that our teams had to keep a sharp eye on the vines in order to forestall any risk of disease.
The summer was hot and dry, but the Château de Sales terroir kept the vineyard free of water stress. The berries started changing colour early, on 11 July in the Merlot parcels. Fine weather in September enabled the grapes to reach optimum maturity.
The harvest took place in excellent conditions between 10 and 30 September. Run-offs from the first vats show a fine balance between fruit, acidity and tannins.

A promising new vintage in prospect!

Start of the 2020 harvest

After early flowering and a beautiful summer, the 2020 harvest began in radiant sunshine on Thursday, September 10th.

For three weeks or so, about 50 pickers pass through the rows of vines at Château de Sales, sorting and harvesting the fruit of a year’s work.

The team were delighted with the first bunches of Merlot. A great new vintage is on its way!

European Heritage Days

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, organised by the Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine on September 19 and 20, 2020, come and discover an exceptional heritage and a unique family history through guided tours!

Schedule: from 10:00am to 11:30am and from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
– General presentation of the estate, discovery of the courtyard, terraces and gardens by Eric Cron, Head of Heritage and Inventory in Bordeaux.
– Tasting of a vintage offered by the property.
Registration: + 33 (0)5 57 57 51 63 /

2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages

Août 2020

Rating : 93
Still maturing, this wine shows ripe black fruits as well as a lower layer of tannins. Concentration, spice and smokiness are part of a harmonious, balanced wine, full bodied and with a good future. Drink from 2021. ROGER VOSS – WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE (more…)