Château Pichon Baron
The best introduction to the gems of Pauillac
Style Château Pichon Baron 2021
Characteristics Château Pichon Baron
Of all the wines made in France, those from the Pauillac region are the most acclaimed because, within their clear Bordeaux character, the excellent characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot make these wines outstanding when it comes to improving with age. The secret of their success lies in the soils on the left bank of the Gironde estuary which, composed of gravel and large pebbles, have extraordinary natural drainage. This is where you will find Château Pichon Longueville Baron, usually known as Pichon Baron, a hundred-year-old winery making wines that perfectly describe the essence of the best Bordeaux in the world.
Their excellent Château Pichon Baron wine comes from the oldest vines on the estate. These are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines found in a historic terroir classified as 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, when Napoleon III requested a classification system for the best Bordeaux wines to be presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris that same year. In the winery, the grapes are meticulously selected and destemmed and, after a controlled fermentation and maceration at a constant temperature, the wine is aged in 225-litre French oak barrels for 18 months.
This estate was acquired and rebuilt by the AXA insurance company in 1987 and Château Pichon Baron is still the flagship wine, with power and elegance in equal parts. An authentic, opulent and silky Pauillac that will improve with age for over 40 years.