Château fleur de Pédesclaux Pauillac (5th growth)

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: N/A

  • Vintage 2011
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Composition:
    55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc.
  • Winemaker Notes Fleur de Pedesclaux is the second wine of Château Pedesclaux, 5th growth Pauillac. The château was founded in 1810 by winebroker Pierre Urbain Pédesclaux, who operated it with his wife until 1891, when the estate was sold to the Count de Gastebois. In 1930, Lucien Jugla became tenant, and eventually purchased the Château in 1950. The estate remains in the Jugla family today.
  • Tasting Notes Great balance and elegance define the fruit and structure of this wine true to Pauillac despite the force and brawn and spice on the nose. True black currant and thick skinned fruit bounds from the glass and fills the mouth with undeniable Bordelaise appeal –charming, true to type, not a modern impostor and yet a wine of immense dimension and sure to please all around the table. Serve between 16-18 degrees C. Drink by 2025.
  • Vineyard Pauillac, next to Château Mouton-Rothschild. The 48 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Pédesclaux is planted to 48% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. In time, it is the goal of the estate to continue to increase the portion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards. The overall average vine density is close to 8,333 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are 35 years of age, although some vines are much older. The terroir is gravel over clay subsoil.
  • Vinification The hand-harvested grapes undergo a long cold maceration of eight weeks and punching down of the cap is regularly carried out during fermentation. The wine is aged for about 16 months in 60% new and 40% one-year-old barrels.
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