ABOUT THE WINE
Chateau Petit Village is one of the oldest estates in Pomerol. So old that it isn’t known who exactly first planted vines on the estate.
Since the early 1800s, the chateau changed many owners, as is typical in Bordeaux. But currently, it is owned by global insurance conglomerate Axa. What makes Chateau Petit Village wines special and distinct is the unmissable beauty of the triangle-shaped vineyard parcel. The soil is uniquely made up of red gravel and pockets of quartz and flint, making it ideal for growing top-quality Merlot. Hence why, the vineyards arse planted to 75% Merlot, while the remaining 25% consists of 17% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Made from 100% Merlot. This is a pure expression of not only the varietal but also the terroir and potential of Pomerol. 2014, despite a promising vintage in Pomerol, especially for the impeccable sight of Chateau Petit Village. Charming aromas of red and black cherries marry with plush red and dark plum and cassis. The softness and the plushness of the Merlot are almost misleading, as the structure surprises on the palate with full, velvety tannins and the weight of the beautiful plum and berry fruit. Tarragon and cedar savoriness has started giving way to cigar box and mushroom aromas with some development. This wine is still very much fresh and has a decade in front of it to reach its ultimate potential. But as of 2021, it has entered its optimal drinking window and could be enjoyed with such pleasure, that only the finest of Pomerol usually offers.
Venison steak with carrots Vichy, Crusted rack of lamb with truffle oil mashed potatoes.
This wine offers a glimpse into some of the finest and most prestigious cult wines of Pomerol for a fraction of the price tag and is an impeccable value.