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  • Name :

    Pessac Léognan

  • Area :

    22 hectares

  • Soil and subsoil :

    Garonnaise gravel

  • Types of vine :

    55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot

  • Average age of the vineyard :

    20 years

  • Wine-making :

    Hand harvesting. Vatting 3 to 4 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

  • Treatment of the vineyard and vines :

    Vines are grown with the greatest respect for the balance between the plant and its environnement.

  • Process :

    12 months in barrels

  • Annual production :

    120 000 bottles

Situated in the commune of Martillac, the property was formely a part of the domain belonging to Baron de Montesquieu, the great 18th century writer. In 1765, Belleyme, the royal geographer, published a famous map on which the site "Vigneau de Haut" appears clearly planted with vines. In 1987, Eric Perrin acquiered and began clearing the land and replanting vines to revive the estate. Today, the vineyard is over 20 ha in size, situated in the heart of the Pessac Léognan appellation on a superb gravel outcrop cchere it is surrounded by properties of great repute, 20 years of experience at the family-owned Château Carbonnieux has enabled Eric Perrin to bring this vineyard to maturity and produce wines which bring together power balance and elegance.

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