Chateau Petit Village Le Jardin de Petit Village Pomerol 2018
Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Le Jardin de Petit-Village presents all the combined characteristics of the variety and the appellation. It is between purple and ruby in colour, with aromas of fresh red fruit and delicate hints of spice, and great smoothness on the palate. This is a superbly balanced wine that can be enjoyed two or three years after bottling.
The vineyard sits at the highest point of Pomerol, where soils are the mostly gravel and free-draining, an advantage in the maritime climate. The subsoil is known as 'crasse de fer', an iron-rich clay that is said to confer complexity to the greatest wines of Pomerol. Vines are between 35 and 45 years of age and are work in the vineyard is done by hand. Le Jardin de Petit-Village is made from 100% Merlot and is intended for earlier drinking.
Château Petit-Village is situated in the heart of the Pomerol appellation, next door to Vieux Château Certan, and has benefited from renovation and improvement over the last two decades. Lower yields in the vineyards, a new barrel cellar and new fermentation vats have all been implemented by Daniel Llose and consultants Stéphane Derenoncourt and Marielle Cazeaux, who oversee the work in the vineyard and the winery.