Wine Chateau Pontet-Caillou, Pessac-Leognan AOC, 2012
Reviews of purchase Chateau Pontet-Caillou, Pessac-Leognan AOC, 2012
Wine rich ruby color.
The wine has an elegant, rich, well-balanced, fairly dense taste with velvety tannins, complex structure and persistent finish.
The wine has an attractive aroma with notes of wild berries, tobacco and minerals.
The wine goes well with red meat dishes, especially lamb, and aged cheeses.
Wine Chateau Pontet-Caillou is produced from a blend of three grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, grown in appellasone Pessac-Leonian on clay-calcareous soils. The berries are carefully harvested at the stage of full maturity, sent to the winery and carefully sorted. Maceration and fermentation are carried out in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The wine has a rich, well-balanced taste with fruity notes and mineral hues.
The Chateau Pontet-Caillou winery appeared thanks to the happy meeting of Dominic Haverlan, the winemaker and owner of the Chateau, and Francis Dumigron, the agronomist who dreamed of creating vineyards in Pessac-Leonyan in a section of pine forest destroyed by the 1999 storm. The best methods and knowledge were put at the service of creating a high-quality vineyard worthy of this great terroir. So, in 2004, a vineyard of 13 hectares appeared. It is crossed by a gravel ridge, giving the impression of a “small bridge” (Pontet) connecting Grave (Caillou) with the forest of the Gironde. Harmony between the terroir, the exposure and the cultivated grapes already in 2006 showed a high potential and quality of the first crop.