The Château was, according to legend, acquired to facilitate the love affair between Henry II and Diane de Poitiers. Although married to Catherine de Medici, Henry II had a special affection for Diane de Poitiers, who was his governess. Their monogram, an intertwined H and D, is set in stone at the entrance of the Castle. It is also found in the homes of these historical lovers in Fontainebleau for Henry II and Anet for Diane de Poitiers. The royal monogram is now the symbol of Château La Haye and adorns all our labels. Château La Haye is part of a long wine tradition, with the establishment of the vineyard dating back to 1557, when Sire Janot Bernard of Leyssac acquired the property and planted the first vines. It is one of the oldest castles of Saint-Estephe. The property has remained within the same family for 370 years.
St. Estephe Cuvee Small Step, 2011
Complex, fleshy nose of ripe fruits, spice, sweet peppers with a fine hint of vanilla. Well-structured palate, fruity and well balanced.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.
St. Estephe Cru Bourgeois, 2008
Deep ruby-red with shades of violet. Pleasant, seductive, expressive, slightly woody. Cassis, violet, and spices. Soft finish.
72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot