Château Lanscade

Escoussans | Bordeaux

 

Three generations of the Descorps family have tended vines and made wines from traditional Bordeaux grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon on the alluvial plains of the Garonne, between Escoussans and Soulignac.

This is true Bordeaux countryside, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, where families make wines for neighbors and friends to enjoy with local cuisine.

Since 1989, winemaker Laurent Descorps has crafted just one Bordeaux wine—a bold, juicy red rich in plum and red berry flavors—from his 25 acres.

FARMING & WINEMAKING

The family practices sustainable farming, following organic guidelines as much as possible and avoiding in general chemical treatments.

The village of Escoussans, not far from the Gironde river, has alluvial soils with a mix of clay and limestone subsoils. Vines are on average 30 years old.

Grapes are destemmed, and fermented on selected yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats. Wine is aged in French oak barrels.

RED WINES

Bordeaux Rouge

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. A Bordeaux wine that scratches that itch for straight pleasure and plush fruit; Merlot takes the lead here with waves of plummy, red berry flavors and suave tannins.

 

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Established: 1940s
Winemaker: Laurent Descorps
Region: France • Bordeaux • Escoussans
Vineyard size: 25 acres