15% Merlot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ancient sand on gravel
Traditional, double Guyot size
Recently restored wine cellar, with very modern equipment. After fermentation, the wine is left in maceration for 15 to 20 days for proper extraction of colour, aroma and tannin.
Ageing in barrels out of beam for 12 to 18 months (35% new wood).
Crimson colour, delicately smoky and spiced aroma, a sophisticated and balanced wine: a vintage of great style
Red meats or dishes with sauce, cheeses.
Classified Cru Bourgeois in 1932, Château Picard in the heart of the village of Saint-Estèphe has alwas been considered as one of best under this name. Last of the estates acquired by Mähler-Besse (1997), this estate of 8 hectares was selected for its development potential, for its medium-size area allowing full control of its production.
Since the acquisition of Château Picard, Mähler-Besse, who has renovated the cellars in the style of Napoleon III, has equipped the estate with a powerful wine-making tool, with gravitation-feed of the harvest. Its exceptional soil with a resemblance to clay, a characteristic of Saint Estèphe, produces soil loaded with remains calcified with shells and sea urchins. This vineyard with a high percentage of cabernet sauvignon produces wines that are delicately smoky and spicy, of great style, of which one may easily identify the label illustrated by two Flamingos