Owned and run by François Masson-Regnault, de Pic’s vineyards are some of the steepest in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, situated in the prime area of the appellation near La Tourne. The free draining slopes and very old vines result in strong, concentrated claret that develops rich, ripe spicy notes and a warm well-balanced palate after a few years cellaring.
The Premier Cote is a long strip of land that runs south from Bordeaux town towards Cadillac. There is a varied terroir, including clay, limestone and gravel, so it is difficult to make generalisations about the wines. Indeed, although dominated by red varietals, there is still a considerable amount of Bordeaux Blanc and dessert wine produced. There are an ever increasing number of quality conscious estates springing up in this region, including the exceptional Chateau Reynon, made by the renowned oenologist Denis Dubourdieu.