A candidate for promotion to the ranks of the classed growth Sauternes, and one of the most consistent performers over the last several decades. 56 hectares at Preignac, planted to 80% Semillon, 17% Sauvignon and 3% Muscadelle, fermented in stainless steel and matured in 25% new oak
Surface area of the vineyard : 56 hectares (138 acres)
Average age of the vines : 37 years
Annual Production :
Château Bastor-Lamontagne : 50 à 90 000 bottles
Siliceous-gravel and clay-gravel
Average analysis characteristics :
Château Bastor- Lamontagne : alcoholic degree 14%, 5 to 5.5 % of unfermented sugar, total
acidity : 4.6 g/l
Les Remparts de Bastor : alcoholic degree 14%, 4 to 4.5 % of unfermented sugar, total acidity :
Entirely picked by hand and requiring 4 to 6 pickings of each plot. Generally carried out from the
20th September to the first days of November.
The wines of Château Bastor-Lamontagne ferment in barrel for 3 to 4 weeks at a controlled
temperature of around 22/24°C.
The wines reserved for Remparts de Bastor ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats
From 13 to18 months in barrels, depending on the vintage.
The second wine, Les Remparts de Bastor, is aged in vat and sometimes partially in barrels,