Château Petit Village, Pomerol, 2015

  Château Petit Village

Without wishing to sounds condescending, Petit Village tries very hard. The AXA, Pichon Lalande team has invested heavily in the vineyards with an ambitious replanting program and technically in the winery. It is a long term project, but we are beginning to see some results. This is a fabulous terroir and when the vineyard is properly planted with the best Merlot clones it will be a very serious wine. The 2015 is very impressive with ample sweet fruit: wild plums, tayberry and decadent liqueur cherries. It is intense, sumptuous, sweet and long. There is fullness in the mouth and a freshness that engages the taster. A very good effort.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Petit Village

Château Petit-Village is located on the highest point of the gravel plateau in the heart of the Pomerol appellation. The 10.5 hectares vineyard is in a single triangular-shaped plot. The estate is now owned by AXA who also own Pichon Baron. The team, lead by Christian Seely is gradually replanting the rootstock and making improvements here. It will be a slow and arduous process, but this is undoubtedly a great terroir and this estate will shine in years to come.

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan