THE WINERY

The Vat Room

The building dates from the 19th century. Built by the Lursalus family, owner of Château Yquem in Sauternes. The cellar was later modified to achieve the current appearance.

The vat section dates back to the 1960s. It is made up of 19 concrete tanks and 2 stainless steel tanks. Pierre Chariol has kept his concrete fermenting room, traditional in Saint-Emilion, for the 2 main advantages that this material brings: thermal inertia and microporosity.

These tanks are equipped with thermoregulation which makes it possible to manage the temperature of the wine, especially during winemaking.

The Barell Cellar

After the fermentations, alcoholic and malo-lactic, part of the vintage went down in barrels (25% new barrels) for a 12 months aging.

At Lescours are represented 5 coopers whose barrels bring different aromas to each batch. The assembly of the whole gives complexity to our Saint-Emilion Grand Cru and takes place a month before bottling.

Pierre Chariol created in 2000 a special cuvée, L de Lescours, produced from the oldest vines in the area and matured exclusively in new barrels. Pierre does not make this label every year.