After nearly 35 years as Technical Director of Château Pichon Longueville Baron, Jean-René Matignon knows the wisdom of attending to every detail; he is also driven by a deep sense of environmental responsibility. This attitude has led him to introduce tisanes and organic fertilizers and an automated lawnmower.
His team were holding their breath at the beginning of the year but peace of mind was restored at the end of autumn, when the weather permitted the vines an extended ripening period that is the key to this vintage's exceptional character.
"We think that this year's red wines in both the Médoc and Pomerol are among the best we have ever seen," says Director General Christian Seely. Balance, elegance and purity are the hallmarks of this new vintage.
In Sauternes, prolonged sunshine and a lack of rain delayed the appearance of botrytis but the tiny volumes that the team at Suduiraut have managed to produce are notable for their freshness and elegance.
•Caisse 6 bouteilles 365.20 € HT
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•Caisse 12 bouteilles 722.40 € HT
•Caisse 6 magnums 735.40 € HT
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