Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pichon Comtesse Reserve 2018

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pichon Comtesse Reserve 2018

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Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pichon Comtesse Reserve

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Vintage: 2018

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 42% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot 1% Cabernet Franc

ABV: 14%

An enticing nose of blackberry and cedar, with spicy notes of pepper and fresh mint. Delicious on the palate, exhaling raspberry aromas. Equally supple and dense, with pure, fresh fruits. Savoury and with a evolving elegance and long length, thanks to well-integrated tannins.

The 76 hectares  of this vineyard border the property of Château Latour and stretch south of Pauillac towards the Commune of Saint Julien, whence it gets its extraordinary charm. The exceptional character of the wines produced here, are distinguished by their elegance and finesse. The vast majority of the vineyards are Gunzian gravel mounds of the classic Pauillac composition, with the deep bed of gravel placed over a substrata of clay and limestone. The commitment to sustainable farming practices extends throughout the vineyards, with over 11 hectares fully converted to organic viticulture, and 15 hectares farmed biodynamically.

The estate was founded in 1689 by Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan and the vineyard acquired its name a few years later when his daughter Thérèse received it as part of her dowry on her marriage to Jacques de Pichon Longueville, the first President of the Parliament of Bordeaux. It was divided upon the death of Baron Joseph in 1850 between his five children. However, only two of his children finally inherited the vineyards; Raoul and Virginie. Virginie married Count Henri de Lalande, giving her the title, and took over control of the domain. Her passion and the quality of her management made her a strong personality in the Médoc and she very much left her mark on the domain. In the 1855 classification, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande acquired the status of 2eme Cru Classé.