Perfectly Petrus Pomerol - this is truly a legendary wine. Its label scarlet letters emblazoned one word "Petrus" no "Pétrus" as a truly great Lord does not need titles. On the farm has never been "chateau", ie Castle and wine cellar and tasting room were built in 2002, making the estate is not only a worthy successor to ancient traditions, but also a follower of modernism with modern architectural solutions. Label adorns the image of the statue of St. Peter with the keys to the "pearly gates of Heaven", which stands at the entrance to the estate. Although the fact that the name of the estate associated with the name of the saint is obvious, the real reason for this is unknown.
Names Jean-Pierre and Christian Mueksa today are virtually synonymous Pomerol. It is this family has had a huge impact on the entire appellation. Most of the best Pomerol châteaux belongs or is managed by Jean-Pierre Mueksa. In addition, due to this winemaker Pomerol has become known around the world and stood on a par with the great Medoc.
The uniqueness of one of the most expensive wines in the world is caused by many factors, above all, exceptional terroir, the highest point of which is located 40 meters above sea level, and the soil consists of heavy clay and iron. These are ideal conditions for Merlot, from which Petrus is at 95%, was able to reach their full potential. But that's not all, in order to maximize the yield could ripen, the vine is cut very regularly dig in the winter and summer. Grapes harvested by hand, an effort to minimize damage to the berries, and the collection is made in the afternoon and takes about 2 days. After careful sorting of the grapes gently pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled containers. After alcoholic fermentation, the wort is also subjected to malolactic fermentation. Petrus Aged for 20 months, depending on the crop only in new French oak barrels, making wine has a soft, rounded taste. With age, Petrus becomes more elegant, getting in a bouquet notes of ripe plums, blackberries and truffles and tobacco. Wine matures very quickly in comparison with other great wines, so buying the young Petrus, its owners after 7-10 years receive a mature, refined wine that, among other things, and bring good dividends.
Touch the glass of Petrus - a privilege available only to the chosen. Surrounded by the magical aura of mystery and reverence, Petrus is a demand that the price of a bottle of wine for a good harvest soars to the heavens. The annual production is limited to 30,000 bottles of Petrus, who have already pre-painted on trading houses, so you should hurry up and fill up their collection at the first opportunities as well as over time the price may increase by several times. In particular, Petrus 1982 set a world record in 2009 was sold at auction in Hong Kong for 94,000 dollars!