The Wines of Lastours

Characterful wines that reflect the enthusiasm that goes into making them, the Lastours wines are produced according to wine making traditions. The care, the climate, the environment, the respect and the technical knowledge at Château Lastours makes for structured, surprising wines with a touch of finesse.

La Grande RéserveSimone DescampsArnaud de BerreRosé
– The excellence of a vintage –

Packshot Château de Lastours - Grande Réserve SM

La Grande Réserve is the excellence of any vintage. It is the result of an extremely strict selection of the best grapes from the most mature vines.

Presentation

This wine’s strong colour and powerful nose is the perfect combination of woody notes and Mediterranean fragrances (olives, dark berries, spices). Its fine tannins and full character make it a very racy wine.

Grape Varieties

Carignan, Syrah, Grenache. From the oldest vines on this estate, which are between 30 and 40 years old.

Wine-making process

The grapes are harvested when they are fully mature. 75% of the “Réserve” is aged in French oak casks for a year and the other 25% in stainless steel vats.
The wine is then matured in the bottle for a year before going to market.

Ability to age

Although this wine can be kept for up to ten years, you will appreciate its fine tannins if you open it straight away.

Marrying the wine with a dish

This wine prefers dishes with plenty of character: beef marinated in wine, duck magret, steak with pepper sauce, blue cheeses.

Awards

    • International Challenge 2013 – Silver
    • Vinales Internationales – Gold
    • Concours General Agricole – Gold

DISCOVER THE RESULT OF ANDREAS LARSSON BLIND TASTE

– The quintessential elegance of Lastours –

Packshot Château de Lastours - Simone Descamps SM

Simone Descamps spent much of her lifetime helping handicapped people in the centre that was once located on the estate and she bequeathed her fortune to the cause. This cuvée is a tribute to her.

Presentation

A cuvée with a deep colour that expresses much maturity: it exudes aromas of licorice, dark berry juice and violets. The well-balanced velvety character develops on the palate with a hint of vanilla. The elegance of this wine is the quintessence of Lastours.

Grape Varieties

Carignan, Syrah, Grenache. The vines are between 10 and 20 years old.

Wine-making process

50% in oak casks (12 months) and 50% in stainless steel vats (6 months). This process preserves the fruity taste and gives a pleasant acidity.

Marrying the wine with a dish

This wine is the perfect companion for flavorful dishes: lasagne, stuffed tomatoes, roast beef, roast pork, roast chicken and dishes with sauces. Hard cheeses are a great match too.

Awards

This is the oldest, most famous cuvée of Château de Lastours.
The Simone Descamps vintage won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in London. In response to the award, Canadian journalists wrote:
“Quand Lastours se prend pour Latour !” meaning “Lastours is on a par with Latour!”

The Simone Descamps vintage has two stars in the Hachette wine guide and three stars in the English magazine Decanter.

    • Concours mondial de Bruxelles 2013 – Gold
    • Decanter 2015 – Bronze
    • Concours General Agricole 2013 – Silver
    • Vinales Internationales 2016 – Gold

 

DISCOVER THE RESULT OF ANDREAS LARSSON BLIND TASTE

– Fruit and roundness mean pleasure –

Packshot Château de Lastours - Arnaud de Berre SM

Arnaud de Berre is the name of a knight who lived on the Lastours estate in the Middle Ages. The river that crosses the estate is named after him.

Presentation

Synonymous with pleasure, this wine is a ruby red colour with hints of violet. It has a beautifully intense nose and develops a very flattering fruitiness. On the palate it is candid, fruity and Mediterranean.

Grape Varieties

Carignan, Syrah, Grenache. The vines are between 5 and 15 years of age.

Wine-making process

Aged in stainless steel vats for 12 months to preserve the fruit.

Marrying the wine with a dish

The ideal partner for this cuvée is simple Mediterranean cuisine with olive oil: mushroom pasta, parmesan, olives, bacon, goats’ cheese. This wine also goes well with cold cuts or grilled meat with potatoes and vegetables.

Awards

    • Concours interprofessionnel des grands vins des Corbières 2016 – Gold
    • Concours mondial de Bruxelles 2014 : Silver
    • Concours général Agricole 2014 – Gold

 

DISCOVER THE RESULT OF ANDREAS LARSSON BLIND TASTE

– A fine aroma and fragrant freshness –

Packshot Château de Lastours - Rosé SM

Presentation

This wine has a shiny salmon colour and a fine aroma of white flowers, vine peaches and mango. The elegant length on the palate reveals a balanced, smooth character.

Grape Varieties

Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache. The vines are between 5 and 15 years of age.

Wine-making process

The grapes are harvested at the right maturity for rosé and pressed immediately. Aged on lees for 3 months.

Marrying the wine with a dish

Perfect for summer evenings with friends, this wine is a perfect match for grilled meats, mixed salads, cold cuts and olives. This rosé will also add sunshine to unpretentious dishes all year round.

Awards

  •  Concours général Agricole 2013 – Gold
  • Concours mondial de Bruxelles 2014 – Silver
  • Concours Général Agricole 2017 – Gold