Chateau Lestignac

Located in the Southwest of France in Bergerac, Chateau Lestignac was almost sold when Camille and Mathias Marquet convinced their family to let them take it over. Their first vintage was 2008 and they immediately began by farming organically. They’re now certified organic by Ecocert and also apply biodynamic treatments. Chateau Lestignac has 3 type of terroir: limestone, clay (brown and blue) and flints. They mainly use concrete for maceration of grapes, and oak and terra-cotta for aging, and some cuvées in concrete.

After just one vintage of trying to listen to the advice of their oenologist, Camille and Matthias realised that they simply needed to trust their own instincts. The result is wines with great purity and freshness but also deeply reflective of their terroir. As Mathias has eloquently put it: “Ce qui nous intéresse, c’est que le vin ait une personnalité.” Their wines demonstrate that distinctive and profound wines can be made in lesser-known areas like Bergerac.

Lestignac is a peaceful place. It’s located 6 miles south of Bergerac on the limestone plate of Monbazillac and has a more Continental climate than Bordeaux.

Located in the Southwest of France in Bergerac, Chateau Lestignac was almost sold when Camille and Mathias Marquet convinced their family to let them take it over. Their first vintage was 2008 and they immediately began by farming organically. They’re now certified organic by Ecocert and also apply biodynamic treatments. Chateau Lestignac has 3 type of terroir: limestone, clay (brown and blue) and flints. They mainly use concrete for maceration of grapes, and oak and terra-cotta for aging, and some cuvées in concrete.

After just one vintage of trying to listen to the advice of their oenologist, Camille and Matthias realised that they simply needed to trust their own instincts. The result is wines with great purity and freshness but also deeply reflective of their terroir. As Mathias has eloquently put it: “Ce qui nous intéresse, c’est que le vin ait une personnalité.” Their wines demonstrate that distinctive and profound wines can be made in lesser-known areas like Bergerac.

Lestignac is a peaceful place. It’s located 6 miles south of Bergerac on the limestone plate of Monbazillac and has a more Continental climate than Bordeaux.