Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
2ème Cru Classé en 1855
Appellation Pauillac
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande The Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1888-1889. In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countesse de Lalande, and her two sisters inherited three-fifths of the vineyard from their father. This took on the name of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, in turn inherited this beautiful property and devoted herself entirely to continuing the tradition of quality wine. Astonishingly, only two families have been responsible for maintaining the superb reputation of this wine for the past three centuries. Bordering on Château Latour, the second growth Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is located in the southern part of Pauillac, near Saint-Julien. The unusual choice of grape (there is a much higher percentage of Merlot than average), is a partial explanation for this wine’s outstanding personality, marked by elegance, balance and finesse. Traditional methods and modern technology combine to make the most of the estate’s prestigious soil. The international reputation of this “super second “growth, especially in Europe, the US, Japan and south-East, Asia, is due to unfailing quality and dynamic owners.
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 89 Ha
Production : 350 000 à 400 000 Bouteilles
Soil : Graves gunziennes sur argile
Grape varieties : 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Ageing : 18 à 22 mois (80 % de barriques neuves)
170.00 €
2nd Grand Cru Classé en 1855