Château Lyonnat – Tour d’Auron – Damase
A passionate family together running these 3 high quality estates on the right bank of Bordeaux, each producing individual and charming wines. A younger generation is taking hold, with Cecilia Milhade running the estates and her sister Charlotte Milhade, since 2014, overseeing the winemaking.
Wine has been produced at Château Lyonnat for centuries, and this property has an absolutely exceptional vineyard of 79 acres, planted on limestone, south facing, and with plots of very old vines. The wines always have a true sense of elegance and refinement.
Château Tour d'Auron is a small production estate that produces wines with remarkable structure and aging potential. The difference in site from its neighbors owned by Gerard Milhade and his family is striking, as this wine exhibits a much darker fruit and earthy character.
Chateau Damase is a completely charming wine, planted primarily to Merlot with some of "Bordeaux's Lost Grape" - Carmenere. The vibrant Merlot along with the lovely spicy touches make Damase somewhat of the classic fresh, Bordeaux bistro red.