Our Vineyards

Lestonnat is a family owned wine business. Joost and Miguela de Villebois are the proud owners. The name Lestonnat has a special connotation. It refers to the beautiful place where the dream of starting an own wine domaine in the Bordeaux was born.

In the Bordeaux region the concept of terroir plays a pivotal role in wine production with the top estates aiming to make terroir driven wines that reflect the place they are from, often from grapes collected from a single vineyard. The soil of Bordeaux is composed of gravel, sandy stone, and clay. The region’s best vineyards are located on the well-drained gravel soils that are frequently found near the Gironde river.

Throughout the year, the vineyards are managed in a tradional way. They are tended to with respect of the environment. In July canopy management is practised through selective leaf plucking. By removing the oldest leaves at the base of the shoots, we allow the sunlight into the vines!

In August immature grape bunches are selectively removed. This green harvest (vendange verte) is a relatively modern practice used to produce fine wine. Removing the tiny, immature grapes induces the vine to put all its energy into developing the remaining grapes. This results in better ripening and the development of more numerous and mature flavour compounds. In the absence of a green harvest, a healthy, vigorous vine can produce dilute, unripe grapes.

When the grapes arrive at the winery, they are crushed in a pneumatic press, designed to squeeze them as gently as possible.

Our Wines

Pomerol

Pomerol

Appellation: Pomerol Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

Grape variety: 85% Merlot and 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Terroir: gravel, sand, stone and clay

Aromas: deep red fruit, dark rich berries

Vintage: 2013

Alcohol: 13,5 %

Foodpairing: Game and red meat dishes.

Cheeses: creamy cheeses like Brie, Camembert, Cantal

Pomerol is one of the smallest wine producing areas in the Bordeaux region and produces – thanks to this very special terroir- world class wines that cannot be copied elsewhere. The wine has an extraordinary velvety quality.The Lestonnat Pomerol has an excellent ageing quality and is excellent for cellaring up to 15 years. The wine really expesses what the merlot grape and this excellent soil stands for.

  • GOLD MEDAL (Note 89/100) Gilbert et Gaillard – January 2015
  • GOLD MEDAL Féminalise – Beaune - April 2015
  • GOLD MEDAL Les Citadelles du Vin – June 2015
  • SILVER MEDAL Challenge International du Vin – BORDEAUX - Avril 2015
  • SILVER MEDAL (Note 86/100) Mondial du Merlot – SUISSE – Avril 2015
  • BRONZE MEDAL Decanter Wine Award – ROYAUME UNI- Mai 2015
  • COMMENDED International Wine Challenge - LONDRES – Décembre 2014
Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion

Appellation: Saint Émilion Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

Grape variety: Merlot 80 %, Cabernet Franc 20%

Soil: Limestone,clayey-limestone gravels

Best age for Saint-Émilion A.O.C: 3 to 8 years

Vintage: 2013

Alcohol percentage: 13,5%

Aromas: Truffles and cooked black fruits,toasted bread

Foodpairing: bird game, spare ribs, roasted lamb, mushrooms

Cheeses: Cantal, Comté, Ossau-Iraty, Reblochon, Tomme de Savoie.

Saint-Émilion is the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region. It is recognized by the The UNESCO organization and they have put the site on the World Heritage List.Saint Émilion wines are considered the most robust of the Bordeaux. A wine with a somewhat lighter structure, higher complexity but well balanced and with a great aromatic pallet typical for Saint Émilion wines with a dominance of black fruits (eg black berries.) The Lestonnat grapes are harvested from vineyards with lower yields eg 35-40 hl/ha. It spends more than nine month’s in three different types of barrels all from French oak.

  • GOLD MEDAL (Note 85/100) Gilbert et Gaillard – January 2015
  • BRONZE MEDAL Féminalise – Beaune - April 2015
  • BRONZE MEDAL International Wine Challenge - LONDON– Décember 2014
  • BRONZE MEDAL International Wine and Spirit Challenge – June 2016
Bordeaux Supérieur

Bordeaux Supérieur

Appellation:Bordeaux Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

Grape variety: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Terroir: assembly of five different types of Bordeaux Supérieur soils

Aromas: red fruits, vanilla, grilled bread

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol percentage 12.5 %

Foodpairing: Red meats and paté’s.

Cheeses: Emmental, Tomme de Savoie

An elegant wine that represents for what Bordeaux Supérieur stands for. It has an excellent price / quality balance. It is destined to please a broader group of both experienced and beginning wine lovers.It has structure combined with freshness and spent more than three months in new barrels made from French oak. A well-balanced red wine with good ageing potential.

  • Médaille d’Or (Note 82/100) Guide Gilbert et Gaillard – Juin 2014
  • Médaille d’Or Allwines Miami 2014 – Juin 2014
  • Médaille d’Argent + Best Buy + Cellar selection (Note 89/100) BTI Tastings Chicago – Septembre 2014
  • Médaille de Bronze Decanter World Wine Award – Mai 2014
  • Médaille de Bronze International Wine and Spirit Challenge – Mai 2014
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Appellation:Bordeaux Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

Grape variety: 64% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon

Terroir: assembly of five different types of Bordeaux Soils

Aromas: packed ripe red fruit and vanilla flavours

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol percentage: 12 %

Foodpairing: Red meats, stews and paté’s.

Cheeses: Emmental, Tomme de Savoie

This wine is a classic Bordeaux style wine packed with ripe red fruit and vanilla flavors. Enjoy an intense yet subtle palet with an elegant structure. A very stylish wine that will be a pleasure for every day.It is produced on the rolling hills of the Entre Deux Mers area between the Garonne and the Dordogne Rivers. The wine is aged in French Oak barrrels for 6 to 8 months and is then racked every 2-3 months to fully reveal its full aromatic potential.

  • Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard
  • Bronze Medal Concours Élu Prix Plaisir Betanne et Dessauve
  • Commended Decanter World Wine Award
Cabernet-Sauvignon Merlot

Cabernet-Sauvignon Merlot

Appellation: Vin de France

Couleur: Rouge / Red

Cépage: 50% MERLOT - 50% CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Millésime: 2016

Style: Sec (<2gr S.R.) et légèrement Boisé / Dry (<2gr R.S.) and lightly oaked

Alcohol: 13%

Discover the full potential of the Cabernet-Sauvignon / Merlot blends from the South West! Thanks to LESTONNAT’s expertise with the Right Bank wines of Bordeaux, we produce a contemporary, flagship wine true to its noble origins!

At LESTONNAT, we craft our Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot blend by using some of the most respectful and traditional winemaking techniques. Our Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot blend offers concentrated ripe red fruits and vanilla flavors on the nose. The palate is silky, voluptuous and intense. Enjoy!

  • Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard
  • Bronze Medal Concours Élu Prix Plaisir Betanne et Dessauve
  • Commended Decanter World Wine Award
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Medals for Lestonat Pomerol 2012 Gold medal et reconnaissance de l'excellence : CITADELLES DU VIN 2015 Silver medal : MONDIAL du MERLOT 2015 Commended :International Wine Challenge 2015 Lestonnat St-`Émilion 2012 Bronze Medal: International Wine Challenge 2015
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POMEROL 2012 Silver Medal : CHALLENGE International du Vin 2015
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Gilbert & Gaillard. Our The 22nd Prowein show was a great success all round but we're proud to announce that we've walked away with not only one, but three gold awards from Gilbert & Gaillard. We'll cheers to that!
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