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Château Picque-Caillou (red)

    AOC PESSAC-LEOGNAN

    «A brilliant, very bright vermilion colour that is particularly deep for this vintage. A smooth and delicate nose with subtle vanilla notes coming. Spices, as usual, are present in a very elegant style. The wine is very long and silky smooth. It has great harmony and a delicate texture. A creamy finish brings notes of roasted coffee beans which add to the wine’s complexity. The tannins are savoury and coated. A real success in this difficulty vintage”. Jean-Claude Berrouet’s (Oenologist for Château PETRUS)

    WINE MAKER

    Denis Dubourdieu. A close neighbour of the prestigious Haut-Brion and Pape Clément châteaux, this vineyard offers top class wines that display superb balance and delicacy, reflecting perfectly the values of the prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation.

    SITE

    Château Picque Caillou is located at the gates of the city of Bordeaux in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, the Bordeaux vineyard’s historic cradle.

    GRAPE VARIETY

    50 % Merlot,
    50 % Cabernet Sauvignon.

    SOIL

    Layers of Gunz-type Pyrenean gravel.

    GROWING METHOD

    Traditional ploughing. Bordelaise pruning, with 2 canes of 3 buds per vine. De-leafing on the east-side of the row at end of June/beginning July. Crop thinning end July/beginning August. Hand-harvesting spread out over a period of around 6 weeks. Manual sorting table over a harvesting bin.

    SURFACE AREA

    21 hectares.

    DENSITY

    6 900 to 10 000 vines / hectare.

    VINIFICATION

    Alcoholic fermentation and maceration at controlled temperatures of 25°-28°C in stainless steel vats. Post-fermentation macerations at 30°C for about 10 days before running off into vat. Malo-lactic fermentation in vat.

    AGEING

    12 months in 30% new barrels.

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