Wine Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac AOC 2-eme Grand Cru Classe, 2004
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Wine saturated dark ruby color.
The taste of wine is harmonious, full, fresh, expressive, with delicate hints of canned fruit - black currant and cherry wood echoes a nice addition and good acidity. The wine has a long and rounded taste.
In the bright and fresh aroma of wine trapped weave fruity with hints of spice and smoke.
The wine is excellent with game, cheeses and meats.
"Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron" of 2004 - full-bodied wine that contains a simultaneous power and finesse, the qualities that make it one of the most popular wines from the Pauillac region. Every year it produces about 12 000 bottles. The wine has excellent potential storage for more than one decade.
Majestic and picturesque Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron, built in 1861 on the orders of Raoul de Pichon Longueville, belonging to the family Pichon Longueville and 20-ies of the last century. Then changed its owners, but really new life began after 1987, when the castle was purchased by the insurance company AXA, also owns Chateau Syudyuiro, Petit Village and Chateau Pibran. The new owners completely renovated the castle and invited Jean-Michel Kaz of Chateau Lynch Bages, for he oversaw the production process and the state of vineyards. Huge amounts of money have been invested in the construction of a modern wine cellar and a new bottling line. Jean-Michel Kaz did a lot for the quality of wines was much higher. Have changed the terms of harvest, improved quality selection of berries, increased percentage of new oak barrels and started producing a second brand of wine. Chateau Pichon Longueville Vineyards Baron occupy 73 hectares of typical gravel soils, which are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. Cabernet Franc, the share of which once was 5%, is not currently cultivated. Grape harvesting done by hand, and berries destebliruyutsya fermented under controlled temperature 28-30 ° C in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is moved into French oak barrels for up to 18 months, using 80% new and 20% one year old barrels.
The Chateau Pichon-Longueville Manor was founded in the late 17th century. In 1689 Pierre Desremesres de Rauzan, an influential wine merchant and manager of the prestigious Luturian and Margos manor houses, bought plots of vines close to the estate of Latour to create Enclos Rauzan. These vines were part of the dowry of his daughter Theresa when she married Baron Jacques Pichon de Longuville in 1694, the year the estate of Pichon Baron was founded. A famous estate with a solid reputation was born.
In 1850 the property was divided into two parts. The section of Baron Raul Pichon de Longuville became the estate of Pichon Baron. The second section, belonging to his three sisters, became Pichon Comtesse. During the 1855 Universal Exhibition, wine was classified as a second class Grand Cru Classé in accordance with the ranking system requested by Emperor Napoleon III, who wanted to showcase the splendid Bordeaux wines. In 1933, the Pichon de Longuville family sold the property to the Buteylier family, which for more than 50 years ran Chateau Pichon Baron.
In 1987, the estate was bought by AXA Millésimes, whose aim is to provide excellent wines from vineyards with a glorious past. In cooperation with the Center of Paris, Pompidou organized an architectural competition, which provided them with new buildings. The complex reconstruction of the fermentation room and basement, as well as the reconstruction of the castle, began in 1988. Since then, the image of the castle of the XIX century was reflected in the ornamental basin, which majestically stretches before him. And since 2008, its silvery space hides an underground cellar, reminiscent of the "Nautilus" by Jules Verne, overlooking the water and the sky.