Vines have been planted on this site since at least the 17th century, but its existence has moved in and out of viticulture until its most recent incarnation began in 1970 when it was revitalised some 30 years after acquisition by the Bouquier family. Grandfather Francois bought the land, son Jean and Francoise have rebuilt it, and grandson Francois has been making the wines since 1988, mostly recently joined by his nephew Remi.
The 15 hectare estate is planted to around 2/3 Merlot, 1/4 Cabernet Sauvignon and 1/10 of Cabernet Franc. Winemaking is very traditional with a long fermentation and maceration of 6 weeks and most of the wine is aged in small casks for a year, with 1/3 of it new oak.
Pessac-Leognan is situated within the Graves, the warm sub-region of Bordeaux that sits to the south of the river but within the city limits of Bordeaux itself. It's a fabulous region who's most famous inhabitant is Haut-Brion, noted for its deep, river-based, gravelly soils and mix of both great red and white wines. This Pessac-Leognan red has that distinctive earthy and savoury texture, and a soft pliant mouthfeel thanks to the warmth of the region - typically the first in Bordeaux to harvest.
Origin: Margaux / Bordeaux / France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot