L'Hêtre 2020

To celebrate the start of the harvest season, we are pleased to release the 2020 vintage of L'Hêtre, our Thienpont family estate in Côtes de Castillon. 

2020 was an important year for L'Hêtre marked by the arrival of Professor Axel Marchal from ISVV as an oenologist/consultant, the decision to invest in a new cellar which will be operational for the 2022 harvest and the purchase of an additional 5ha on the limestone plateau of Saint Genès which we are converting to organic viticulture in order to be able to integrate it into L’Hêtre.

We are very proud of our fifth vintage and are pleased to present both L'Hêtre and its second wine, La Raison d'Hêtre. Both wines are available for delivery as of today in standard and magnum format.

  1. 0.75l
    L'Hêtre  (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €28.00 €23.14
    2020 marked the first vintage where all our parcels were fermented in concrete, thermoregulated vats and we also welcomed Professor Axel Marchal from the ISVV to be our consulting enologist. We are delighted with the results of the 2020 harvest. The wine shows a dark, glossy purple colour; good intensity on the nose with floral and spicy aromas; on the attack there are appetising notes of mint, autumn fruit, and pepper. The texture is silky and energetic, reflecting well the limestone soils of the plateau. The tannins, while quite present are fresh and lively and lead to a spicy, racy finish.
  1. 0.75l
    La Raison d'Hêtre (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €15.50 €12.81
    One third of the 2020 harvest has been used to make Raison d’Hêtre from 100% Merlot grapes which was aged half in barrels used for one wine and half in barrels used for two wines. This is a wine with lots of character and spice; it is peppery and fresh on the nose with a pretty attack of black fruit, mint and liquorice. On the palate the texture is quite creamy, with good volume and well-integrated tannins. The finish is quite long with a spicy, chocolatey flavour.