Pierre Jean Larraqué
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Pierre Jean Larraqué is owner of 6 Bordeaux vineyards, he owns more than 200 hectares. This winemaker offers to share his knowledge and passion beyond his Châteaux with these Terroirs Brands that are identifiable thanks to his guaranty issued by his signature. The cuvée Intuitive is recommended by Sommeliers International a specialized magazine on the wine market in exclusive partnership with the sommellery. With more than 1,300 members, S.I is present in 60 countries around the world.
Still too confidential, Graves de Vayres is nevertheless the 2nd oldest appellation of Bordeaux. Located near Saint-Emilion, Château Barre Gentillot carries high the colors of this appellation, with its cuvées combining roundness, body and finesse. Particularly concerned and committed to the protection of the environment and the preservation of biodiversity, Pierre Jean Larraqué wished to engage Château Barre Gentillot in an environmental approach. First of all, by obtaining the HVE 3 label. In 2019, 10 beehives were established on the lands of Château Barre Gentillot, where bees live in perfect harmony with nature and man.
Pierre Jean Larraqué is owner of 6 Bordeaux vineyards, he holds an area of 212 ha. This winemaker offers to share his knowledge and passion beyond his Châteaux with these wines brands expressing of the land, distinguished by the PJL quality signature. The Clairet, the honorable descendant of the French Claret, is a light red wine obtained thanks to a slight maceration of red grapes variety.
Château le Virou is a place steeped in history. Today the largest estate in Europe with 100 hectares enclosed by walls, It has taken centuries for this domain to develop, flourish, and become the property we now know today. The soul of Le Virou dates back to the 17th century. The property was one of two gathering locations for the monks hailing from the Catholic order named « L’Ordre des Carmes Déchaussées». For almost two centuries, they built this vast monastery, a chapel and built numerous underground passages that connect Le Virou to the various strategic points of the region. Pierre Jean Larraqué places great importance in the history and the stories behind his properties. In his eyes, these world heritage sites are to be cherished and shared with the rest of the world. Through his wines, he shares the unique blend and flavors of his property to future generations. Château Le Virou not only imparts the work and patience acquired through centuries of history, but also a taste of excellence.
Built in 1749, Château Vernous is a typical Medoc property, located in the north of the department, between the estuary of Gironde and the Atlantic Ocean. Around 1830, Château Vernous was mostly a hunting appointment. Occupied and then abandoned by the Germans during the Second World War, Château Vernous then belonged to famous wine houses such as Champagnes Deutz. In 1998, Pierre Jean Larraqué acquired it and gave new dynamics to this sleeping beauty. Château Vernous starts its rebirth following the development strategy of this man of terroir. Three hectares of vines are replanted, an additional 4 hectares are bought from the neighboring château. Today the vineyard measures 42 hectares. The meticulous work in the cellars and on the exterior of the estate embellished the property, making it progressively regain it’s former glory.
Pierre Jean Larraqué is owner of 6 Bordeaux vineyards, he holds an area of 212 ha. This winemaker offers to share his knowledge and passion beyond his Châteaux Barre Gentillot with this new brilliant rosé, from a plot selection within its vineyards. Château Barre Gentillot is a place stept with history. In the beautiful garden, an orangery and a chapel built in the 18th century contributes to the unique charme of the estate.