Château de Sales
- Bordeaux, France
Château de Sales is located in the north-west of the Pomerol appellation. With 47.6 hectares (117 acres) under vine out of the 90 hectares (222 acres) that make up the property, it is the largest vineyard in the Pomerol appellation and still remains under family ownership.
As ever fewer estates remain family-owned, the largest one in Pomerol is still run by the same family as it was five centuries ago – an exception indeed in the Bordeaux region. Château de Sales has been passed down from generation to generation ever since it was acquired by Bertrand de Sauvanelle in the late 15th century. Since 1464, Château de Sales has seen four different families: the Sauvanelles, the Desaygues, the de Laages and the Lamberts, changes in family name occuring when the estate was passed down through the women of the family.
Château de Sales is currently owned by the Lamberts and their children, who are direct descendants of the Sauvanelles.
"Good medium ruby. Blackcurrant, violet and a dusty mineral note on the deep nose. Dense, lush and chewy, offering, pure, precise dark berry and floral flavors. Finishes broad, saline and very long, with a density of texture and a degree of fruit concentration that I have never before found in De Sales--and that I didn't even think was possible in view of this estate's very sandy soils. Without doubt the best wine ever made by owner Bruno de Lambert. Well done." 90 pts, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
|Duty Paid / In Bond||Duty Paid|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Smooth Red|
|Food Match||Fowl - Roast Chicken, Fowl - Roast Turkey, Occasions - Barbecue, Pasta - Spaghetti Carbonara, Pasta - Truffle & Porcini Tagliolini, Red Meat - Charcuterie|
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