In 1980 Claude Lumeau took the reins of the family estate located in Sauveterre de Guyenne. 85% of the 100 hectare estate is planted in red grape varieties with 8 hectares planted in whites. The clayey, limestone soils support the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines that thrive in this area. A lovely, rich red colour with a fruity and aromatic bouquet, the Merlot component of this wine gives softness and supple mouth feel with the Cabernet components adding structure and length. The 2010 Chateau des Leotins is great drinking already but will cellar well for a number of years.