Marks and reviews
Located northwest of Pomerol, Château de Sales is a historic estate on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. The château has belonged to the Lambert family for over five centuries.
Château de Sales 2022 is a Pomerol wine from a 47.60-hectare vineyard, the largest in the appellation.
The winter was mild and dry. The spring frosts of 2 and 3 April had little impact on the vineyard thanks to a late budburst. The warm, dry climate that followed encouraged flowering to take place 10 days earlier than in the previous 10 years. The vineyard resisted a scorching summer well, as it did to hydric stress. This resulted in an advanced veraison. The harvest took place from 7 to 21 September.
Winemaking and ageing
Ageing took place in barrels, of which 18% were new and 82% of one to two years old.
Château de Sales 2002 is a blend of Merlot (83%), Cabernet Sauvignon (12%) and Cabernet Franc (5%).