2nd WINE OF CHÂTEAU PICHON BARON
The 14-hectare Sainte Anne terroir ensures production of Les Tourelles de Longueville. This wine is made using grapes from selected plots planted mostly with Merlot giving this wine its own character
Merlot : 65%
Cabernet-sauvignon : 20%
Cabernet franc : 10%
Petit verdot : 5%
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Wine making: Winemaking is parcel-driven, to better pilot the specific conditions of both soil and vintage climate. Short pre-fermentation cold maceration for the Merlot (4-6 days). Then traditional vinification takes place in stainless steel vats, under controlled temperature. Maceration during 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in vats.
Ageing: In oak barrels for 12 months (50% new barrels and 50% one year barrels on average)
Les Tourelles de Longueville 2014 offers a lovely deep ruby-red colour. The floral, fresh and complex nose reveals aromas of spices and redcurrants. The attack is smooth, elegant and subtle, leading into robust structure. The finish is elegant and long-lasting, carried along nicely by its tannins and nice ripe fruit
James Suckling Tasting Note
The currant and berry character with hints of chocolate is impressive on the nose. Full body, tangy acidity and soft and velvety tannins. It’s rich and satisfying. Second wine of Pichon Baron. Better in 2021. 92 Points, February 2017
Best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, Asian food, rich fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms, truffle and pasta. Also pairs beautifully with soft and hard cheeses.