The Bordeaux wine industry is a diverse and competitive market so we have worked hard to narrow down the offerings to a selection of hand-picked estates that compliment rather than compete achieving a range of eclectic, affordable, good quality wines from a variety of appellations. A little shake up of our Bordeaux range for 2019 sees the addition of two stunning reds from regions we are fans of: Saint-Emilion and Haut Medoc. They sit alongside a handful of small estates whose wines we have enjoyed for a number of years now. For information on each individual château you can visit their websites. Where the wineries don't have their own weblink you can read about their wines on the following pages or talk to one of our knowledgeable team.
Graves & Côtes de Blaye
This second generation family business is in the hands of brothers Arnaud & Denis Lesgourgues. They combine tradition and innovation to create a stylish range including Château Haut Selve and Château Le Bonnat in the Graves and Château Loumelat from the heart of the Côtes de Blaye.
Having considered the possibility of certifying their estates as organic they have since achieved HVE level 3 (a French government initiative linked to the INAO), the highest standard which has been featured on the labels since the 2018 vintage. Maison Léda are also members of Terra Vitis.
Built in 1824 this historic Château sits in a direct line with Margaux to the south and Saint-Julien to the north.
The second wine of this domaine, Le Moulin Rose, pays homage to the iconic Malescasse windmill, which was renovated in 2018. The blend comes from plots close to the windmill, and its balance and elegance give it a distinctively Médoc style that is immediately accessible. Château Malescasse was upgraded from Cru Bourgeois to Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel for the 2018 vintage onwards.
Entre Deux Mers
In the south of the “Entre Deux Mers” region, Olivier Metzinger passionately matures a great Bordeaux wine. The Premières Côtes de Bordeaux (or Côtes de Bordeaux) are located at the top of the hills overlooking Bordeaux. Formerly called “Grande Côte”, they are part of the closed circle of the most prestigious appellations in the Bordeaux region.
Entre Deux Mers
Located in the village of Roquebrune in the Entre-Deux-Mers area 50 miles from Bordeaux, Château Lamothe Castera has made wine since the 15th century. Nowadays, Claire and Renaud Jean run this 77ha winery in the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOP. The vineyards, composed of 30-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot vines are farmed sustainably.
Château Grand Moulin Macquin has been owned by the Rambeaud family since 2010. It’s a small, 15 hectare estate found in the village of St George, 3km from Saint-Émilion. They make ripe and juicy, fruit-forward wines.
Château Batailley is one of the oldest residences in the town of Pauillac, vines have been planted on this land since the 17th century, and the wine has been a 5th Grand Cru Classé since 1855.
With a beautiful dark ruby colour, its nose reveals an elegant, rich and intense bouquet with aromas of black and red fruits. On the palate, it is well structured with pronounced notes of blackcurrant and spices. It also offers a long finish. It ages extremely well and can be kept for many years before being tasted.
Château Lamothe-Guignard is a Grand Cru Classé, located on one of the highest hills of Sauternes. Philippe and Jacques Guignard have built a solid reputation as fervent perfectionists. Their wine cellars reflect their enthusiasm: respect for tradition, attention to detail, the quiet mystery of winemaking, and then full of life when the golden nectar is finally poured into a glass.