The Grand Tasting 2013 by Bettane+Dessauve
Selected wines of the "Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France" available for tasting at "The Grand Tasting of Paris" Friday December 6 & Saturday December 7 2013: ..... Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Château Lascombes Château Latour-Martillac Château Le Pin Beausoleil Château Le Prieuré Château Le Sartre , Château Raymond-Lafon , Château Léoville Barton Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion Château Lestage Château Lestruelle Château Maison Blanche .....
"The wines of Le Sartre.....can compete…. with the great growths of Léognan" Edition 1922 du Féret
Located between three prestigious first growths "châteaux" of the "Pessac-Léognan appellation" , Le SARTRE was a well-known winery in the 19th century. Rediscovered in the late seventies by the Perrin family, owners of "Château Carbonnieux" , the 90 acres estate of first-rate terroir is now managed since 2005 by the late Antony Perrin’s sister Marie-José Leriche with the help of her husband René and their manager and winemaker David Château.
A graduate oenologist David was trained by "Christophe Roumier" (manager and winemaker of the Domaine Georges ROUMIER in Chambolle-Musigny) and "Isabelle Dutartre " (consultant oenologist with De Ponte Cellars, Willamette Valley, Oregon).
"Winemaking is always an interpretation of the potentialities of a vineyard ; however personal it must remain subtle and respectful of the “terroir”. The quality of the grapes is truly of the essence; it is the reward of the vineyard caretaker when his meticulous cultivation has overcome the vegetative and climatic ups and downs with a minimum impact on the vineyard environment and intrinsic values."