REPORTING AT AN OUTSIDE DATE - Château Pichon-Comtesse x Champagne Roederer
Resulting from the division of Pichon-Longueville in 1850, "Pichon Lalande" extends over a vineyard of 85 hectares with a richness drawn from a soil of Garonne gravel on clay. With eleven hectares of vines overflowing into the commune of Saint-Julien, and a grape variety that leaves a lot of room for Merlot in a region where Cabernet Sauvignon is widely favoured, the château is an exception within the Pauillac appellation.
Since 2007, the Rouzaud family, owners of the Louis Roederer champagne house, has taken the destiny of Pichon Lalande in hand with the ambition to maintain it at a very high level of quality and prestige. Under the impetus of Nicolas Glumineau, appointed Managing Director in 2012, the château is gradually regaining the "super second" status it acquired in the 1980s thanks to a series of legendary vintages: 1982, 1986 and 1989. These are the ultimate references that each vintage must come as close as possible to.