Château Leydet-Valentin

Château LEYDET VALENTIN is located on 8.87 hectares in Saint-Emilion, at the border with Pomerol. This farm was bought by one of Frederic’s ancestors. The estate was subsequently passed down by women of each generation. This is why the name of the owners has unceasingly changed since the 19th century. Frederic’s father Bernard LEYDET began running the estate in 1962 with only few hectares then, and bought a few more hectares up until the time of his death in 2006, improving the quality of the vineyard and wines produced.

The Leydet family is passionately caring for the vines of this exceptional Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. In order to presearve the authenticity of the terroir, the vineyard is in Organic Agriculture since 2015, and the vinification is done in the greatest respect of the grapes. This wine is aged in barrels on fine lees.

The vintage 2020 has a fruity nose with notes of ripe blackcurrant. On the palate, the wine is savory and long. Nice notes of pulpy blackberry, raspberry and touches of violet associated with wafts of chocolate, licorice stick, hazelnut, coffee and cardamom.

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Two A.O.C. (Controlled name of origin) share the territory, Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. This region produces wines that are globally imitated but never equalled: Chateau Ausone, Chateau Petrus and Chateau Angelus to name but a few. Yet the historical recognition of wines from the right bank happened later than the Grave or Medoc. Even though wine has been produced since the time of the Roman conquest in the 11th century, the interest in this region only began during the construction of the bridge across the Dordogne in 1820. Everything here is different from other regions around Bordeaux: limestone soil, the climate has a slight maritime influence and strong temperature fluctuations, and the vast majority of grapes grown is Merlot. This gives the wine a bright and fruity roundness that makes them very accessible and pleasant in their early youth with an aging potential as important as the Grands Crus Classés Medoc from the best producers. Saint Emilion is perhaps the most accessible region to discover the Grands Vins de Bordeaux.  The “Grand Cru” appellation is characterized by the qualitative selection, regularly revised, an output limited to 40hl/ha and raising minimum 12 months.
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