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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron

Appellation Pauillac Controlée


Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron

Location: Just opposite Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Latour, on the road leading from Saint Julien to Pauillac.

Vineyards: 82 acres producing 20,000 cases.

Classification: 2nd Growth

Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon , 24% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot . Average age of the vines is 25 years.

Vinification and aging: Fermented in lined cement vats and aged in oak barrels for 18-20 months.

History: In the 17th century, the whole of the two Chateaux Pichon-Longueville belonged to Pierre des Mesures de Rauzan, an important landowner of the Medoc, whose daughter married Jacques de Pichon, Baron de Longueville. In the 19th century, Baron Joseph de Pichon-Longueville left two-fifths of the vineyard to his son Raoul, and the remaining three-fifths to his daughters, Comtesse Sophie de Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande and Vicomtesse de Lavaur. Not having had descendants, Comtresses Sophie de Pichon-Longueville and de Lavaur left their shares to their sister the Comtesse de Lalande.

In 1935, Baron Raoul de Pichon-Longueville sold his property to the Bouteiller family. In 1987 Pichon-Baron was sold, and Jean-Michel Cazes (proprietor of Chateau Lynch Bages and Chateau Les Ormes de Pez) brought in as administrator.

Style: Supple and full of ripe cassis and black currant fruit.

Food: Excellent with all red meats and game.

(7-14-00) '94 High perfumey nose/good fruit . still drying tannins/ great wine needs some time.

33250 Pauillac, France
Phone: 33-5-56-731-717
Fax: 33-5-56-596-462