Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: PICH170
This is one of the great Châteaux of Bordeaux and is rightly one of the most sought after Second Growths, with a reputation for producing wines that are typically Pauillac.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

The Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688-1689. In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess de Lalande, and her two sisters inherited three-fifths of the vineyard from their father. This took on the name of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, in turn inherited this beautiful property and devoted herself entirely to continuing the tradition of quality wine. Just two families have been responsible for maintaining this wine's superb reputation for three centuries. Bordering on Château Latour, Second Growth Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is located in the southern part of Pauillac, near Saint-Julien. The unusual choice of grape varieties (there is a much higher percentage of Merlot than average) is a partial explanation for this wine's outstanding personality, marked by elegance, balance and finesse. Traditional methods and modern technology combine to make the most of the estate's prestigious soil. This is one of the great châteaux of Bordeaux and is rightly one of the most sought after Second Growths, with a reputation for producing wines that are typically Pauillac. Now owned by the Champagne house Louis Roederer, the new, recently installed winery is quite magnificent.
This is one of the stars of the vintage - refined, classic and complex. The palate is rich and muscular, showing layers of bitter dark chocolate, cherry, cassis and vanilla. Spice aplenty, integrated with rigid tannins, concentrated yet with a lovely elegance and poise. Fresh acidity supports throughout.
Château Pichon Baron is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.
Harvest dates: 6th September - 29th September. A yield of 41ha/ha, the individual parcels are vinified separately. 14.7% press wine is included in the final blend. Aged in 60% new oak barrels for 18 months. Alc 13%.

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