Graves - Pessac Léognan
Alcohol 13,3 %
This small cru of 6.4ha is situated in the middle of Pessac (Bordeaux) close to Ch. Haut Brion. The Chantecaille family sold the property to Mr. Patrice Pichet (real estate agent) in 2010. He has made huge investments. First, he renewed the vinification material in the new building, designed by the famous Philippe Starck and architect Luc Arsène-Henry. The building has the shape of a boat and is situated on the small river that runs through the vineyard. The boat symbolizes the wine trade in Bordeaux that was done by boat on the Gironde. Guillaume Pouthier (ex CVBG and maison Chapoutier from the Rhône) was addressed for the vinification. The cru has a high percentage of cabernet franc (42%) and half of it is vinified the same way as in the Rhône Valley ‘grappes entières’ (entire grapes with branch and berries, vinified together). 84% is ripen on new oak barrels ; 7% in big oak barrels (foudres) and 9% in jarres of stone. Stéphane Derenoncourt is the consultant.
This wine is not available yet, but will be soon. When preordering this wine, you get a 5% discount. The delivery will be in several months.