Graves - Pessac Léognan
Alcohol 13,0 %
This small cru of 6.4 ha is located in the middle of Pessac (Bordeaux), not so far from Ch. Haut Brion. The Chantecaille family has sold the property to Mr Patrice Pichet (real estate agent) in 2010. He has done huge investments. First, he has renewed the vinification material in a new building designed by the famous Mr. Philippe Starck and architect Luc Arsène-Henry. The building has the shape of a boat that stands on the small river that flows between the vineyard. It is a symbol for the Bordeaux wine business which was done by boat on the Gironde. Also, Guillaume Pouthier (ex CVBG and maison Capoutier from the Rhône) was indicated for the vinification. The cru has a unique characteristic: a very high percentage of cabernet franc (44%) and is vinified for the half as in the Rhône valley ‘grappes entières’ (entire grapes that are vinified with branch and berries). Finally, a part of the vinification is done in big oak barrels (25% big foudres from the Alsace), another part in small barrels (64%) and the last part in small clay jags (11%). The estate is converting to bio, the consultant is Stéphane Derenoncourt.
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.