"Didier May produces supple, fleshy and juicy wines with great character for an excellent value.”
The soils on the Left Bank of Bordeaux are predominantly gravel based in the best terroirs, which include Médoc, Margaux, Pessac-Léognan, and Pauillac. Of course the soils are not only created from gravel, the various types and sizes of stones resting on beds ranging from limestone, to clay, to sandstone, and other mineral and organic materials play an important role. The gravel soils allow excellent drainage, encourage the roots to burrow deep, help by reflecting sunshine, and radiate heat (which helps the grapes to fully ripen).
A Passionate Lineage
Château Lestang May is located in the commune of Saint-Selve in the heart of the Graves appellation. Work in the vineyard is done respecting the vines and the terroir, vinification is traditional, the wines are raised in vats in a traditional cellar for more than a year prior to bottling. Didier May represents the fourth generation of winemakers in his family, managing this family business since 1984. Here, the specificity is the composition of the vineyard, covered with 80% merlot and 20% cabernet-Sauvignon, giving a truly different character to the wines.