Hints of liquorice and golden tobacco on the nose, before opening up to both fruity (redcurrant, blackberry) and floral (iris) notes.
The palate is smooth and syrupy, reminiscent of raspberry jelly. The mouth is well-balanced with a savory finish revealing slightly grainy tannins, which gives the wine energy and great length, precision and sweetness.
Château de Pez is one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux’s Left Bank and consists of 118 continuous acres with 103 acres planted to prime grape varieties, mainly merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Thanks to the quality of its production, Château de Pez is counted among the most highly reputed crus of the Médoc and was reclassified as a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel in 2003.
The years go on... but they are never the same! This is what makes our wine profession so rich: we are constantly adapting and questioning ourselves to truly reveal the soul of our terroir. 2019 was a very sunny year with major drought. This vintage is characterized by a vibrant and mineral tension, a fullness and balance between power and elegance.
With temperatures above seasonal averages, the Winter was mild and unusually dry. Under these conditions, the bud break was particularly early, from March 27th. The coolness and rainfall in the Spring slowed down the development of the vine, and adjusted back to its average period of flowering between the end of May and the beginning of June. The unstable Spring weather, caused slight coulure on the Cabernet, around mid-June. The heat and the sun then settled in for the duration. A little rain in mid-July and early August favored a rapid and homogeneous veraison from the 8th to 15th August. Slow ripening, with dry, very sunny conditions and cool nights allowed the harvest to start on September 17th in a very healthy vineyard. Weather instability returned at the end of September and lasted until the end of the harvest on October 7th, without impacting on the quality of our grapes.
- Soil Composition: Gravel with clay and limestone
Château de Pez remains resolutely faithful to wood. The blend is composed in December, and the wine is stored in barrels (35-40% new wood depending on the vintage, 40% in "Premier vin" casks and 20% in "Deuxième vin" casks) and racked every three months. It is to be noted that the wine undergoes absolutely no filtration.
- New Oak: 35%
- Aging: 12 months in oak barrels