Wine Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac AOC 2-eme Grand Cru Classe, 2012
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Opaque wine dark purple.
This wine is a very dense, deep flavor and a high amount of lightly sweetened tannins. Generous notes of minerals, dark fruit and spice with beautiful, refreshing tones in the middle. Concentrated, thick. The finish is long.
The aroma of wine extremely clean and elegant, with notes of dark fruit, currants, cherries, plums, violets, cedar and smoke.
Wine in harmony with the dishes of meat, poultry, game and vegetables. Perfectly set off the taste of cheese.
Wine "Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron" is created from grapes from vines, mostly growing in its historical terroir. The wine has a rich, tannic, powerful and, at the same time, elegant taste. It has incredible potential exposure. Chateau Pichon Longueville Vineyards Baron occupy 73 hectares of typical gravel soils, which are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. Cabernet Franc, the share of which once was 5%, is not currently cultivated. Grape harvesting done by hand, and berries destebliruyutsya fermented under controlled temperature 28-30 ° C in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is moved into French oak barrels for up to 18 months, using 80% new and 20% one year old barrels.
In the years 1686-1689 Pierre de Rauzan founded one of the greatest estates in Pauillac. But it has not received its name because it was given as a dowry daughter of Pierre, who married the first president of the parliament of Bordeaux - Baron de Longueuil, Jacques de Pichon. For 250 years, this is one of the largest vineyards in Bordeaux only belong to one family. In 1850, Baron Pichon Longueville Joseph de vineyards divided between his five children. His two sons later joined parts and Chateau Pichon Longueville founded Baron and daughter - Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Komtess de Lalande. However, children of Baron left only two heirs: Baron Pichon Longueville Raul de inherited Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, and the Baroness de Pichon Longueville Virginia - Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Later Baroness de Pichon Longueville Virginia married Count Henri de Lalande, and became the Countess de Lalande Komtes. In 1855, during the classification of Bordeaux vineyards at Chateau Napoleon III acquired the status of both the Second Cru Classé. At the beginning of the XX century both locks are in a constant rivalry, were quite poor condition, one of the reasons for this were frequently changing owners of both estates.
New Life Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron began after 1987, when the castle was purchased by the insurance company AXA, also owns Chateau Syudyuiro, Petit Village and Chateau Pibran. The new owners completely renovated the castle and invited Jean-Michel Kaz of Chateau Lynch Bages, for he oversaw the production process and the state of vineyards. Huge amounts of money have been invested in the construction of a modern wine cellar and a new bottling line. Jean-Michel Kaz did a lot for the quality of wines was much higher. Have changed the terms of harvest, improved quality selection of berries, increased percentage of new oak barrels and started producing a second brand of wine.
The Chateau Pichon-Longueville Manor was founded in the late 17th century. In 1689 Pierre Desremesres de Rauzan, an influential wine merchant and manager of the prestigious Luturian and Margos manor houses, bought plots of vines close to the estate of Latour to create Enclos Rauzan. These vines were part of the dowry of his daughter Theresa when she married Baron Jacques Pichon de Longuville in 1694, the year the estate of Pichon Baron was founded. A famous estate with a solid reputation was born.
In 1850 the property was divided into two parts. The section of Baron Raul Pichon de Longuville became the estate of Pichon Baron. The second section, belonging to his three sisters, became Pichon Comtesse. During the 1855 Universal Exhibition, wine was classified as a second class Grand Cru Classé in accordance with the ranking system requested by Emperor Napoleon III, who wanted to showcase the splendid Bordeaux wines. In 1933, the Pichon de Longuville family sold the property to the Buteylier family, which for more than 50 years ran Chateau Pichon Baron.
In 1987, the estate was bought by AXA Millésimes, whose aim is to provide excellent wines from vineyards with a glorious past. In cooperation with the Center of Paris, Pompidou organized an architectural competition, which provided them with new buildings. The complex reconstruction of the fermentation room and basement, as well as the reconstruction of the castle, began in 1988. Since then, the image of the castle of the XIX century was reflected in the ornamental basin, which majestically stretches before him. And since 2008, its silvery space hides an underground cellar, reminiscent of the "Nautilus" by Jules Verne, overlooking the water and the sky.