Chateau Picque Caillou Pessac-Léognan Rouge 2015


16.5/20, Julia Harding MW,, “Deep crimson. Dusty, dark fruited and with a touch of cedary oak. Pretty closed on the palate, the tannins to the fore but there’s a smoothness and depth which bodes well even if it is not saying much at the moment.”

A blend of 55% Cabernet, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot aged for 12 months in 40% new Oak. Gravel (Caillou) soils, 22-hectares. Ploughed & maintained without herbicide, hand harvested & hand sorted prior to fermentation.

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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. A close neighbour of the prestigious Haut-Brion and Pape Clément châteaux, this 21-hectare vineyard carries a name indicative of its pebbly soils that originated from sediments deposited by the nearby Garonne River over thousands of years.

In 2006, Paulin Calvet took over the daily running of the vineyard, breathing new life into the estate and giving it new impetus. The wines of Picque Caillou quickly acquired higher levels of quality and consistency, soon attracting the attention of numerous wine professionals.

It was in 2007 that consultant œnologists Professor Denis Dubourdieu and Valérie Lavigne joined the winemaking team, bringing their technical rigour and skill.And so a top-quality wine was born. A wine that displays superb balance and delicacy, reflecting perfectly the values of the prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation.

Once the very heart of the Bordeaux vineyard, the vines of the “Graves de Bordeaux” surrounded the city. Today, Picque Caillou remains one of the last bastions standing up to an all-consuming urban development that holds no respect for soils or history. The wines of Chateau Picque Caillou, represent old Bordeaux. They stand for quality and substance they speak of seduction and style, they remain balanced and beguiling.

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