Chateau de Pez, St Estephe Magnum

£90.00
3 in stock

Often referred to as the Pomerol of St Estephe due to it's plushness. Rich black fruits on the nose with a long, round, sappy palate of morello cherry, blackcurrant and plum. Classy claret.

Merlot 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Franc 2%

Created in the 15th century, Château de Pez is the oldest domain in Saint-Estèphe. The Pontac family, who also created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The domain was sold as a property of the state after the French Revolution and was owned by a succession of families before Champagne Louis Roederer purchased it in 1995. The Château de Pez estate covers more than 26 hectares.

The Château de Pez winery remains resolutely faithful to wood. The blend is composed in December, then the wine is stored in barrels for 16-18 months (40% new wood, 40% in “premier vin” casks and 20% in “deuxième vin” casks) and racked every three months. It is to be noted that the wine undergoes absolutely no filtration. The wines of Château de Pez have an attractive tannic structure worthy of further ageing. They are sometimes referred to as the ‘Pomerol of St-Estèphe, in part due to the smooth roundness brought to the wine by the Merlot vines grown on the exceptional soils. They tend to be dark in colour and have great length, body and distinction.