Château Leroy-BeauvalSaint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac | Bordeaux
The history of this estate in the village of Saint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac, between Libourne and Bordeaux, reaches back to the 17th century.
With a new cellar and organic focus (the estate is in conversion), Leroy-Beauval vinifies each parcel of older vines separately to best express the region’s impeccable terroir.
While so much of Bordeaux is dominated by grand estates that demand equally grand prices, we cherish small estates that build on the traditions of the region, artisans who strive for wines that reflect the best of Bordeaux: rich ripe fruit, silky tannins, soulful spice.
FARMING & WINEMAKING
The estate farms a number of small parcels between the towns of Libourne and Bordeaux, mostly around the village of Saint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac. Unique to the region, soils are a blend of clay and limestone, with pure solid limestone subsoils. Farming is sustainable, and adheres to organic principles as much as possible.
Grapes are harvested by hand, and briefly cold macerated before fermenting on selected yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Wine is aged in new French oak barrels sourced from both Bordeaux and Burgundy coopers.
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
- Download fact sheet (2018 vintage) (PDF)