Chateau Pessan 2015
67% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged in French oak barrels (30% new), during 12 months. Bottling at the Château in March/April. This chateau is owned by Comtes de Bournazel who also owns Second Growth Sauternes M de Malle with over 400 years of winemaking tradition behind them. Delicious velvety Claret. Red fruits, supple mouth, raspberry. Good structure, straight, long and well balanced. Perfect with red meat or grilled meat( pot au feu, beef stew), Hard cheese. Chocolate cake, mocha cake.
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CHÂTEAU PESSAN HAILS FROM GRAVES – WHICH IS OFTEN CONSIDERED TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF CLARET. THE HISTORY OF CHÂTEAU PESSAN IS DEEPLY LINKED WITH THE STORY OF THE VILLAGE OF PORTETS, ON THE LEFT BANK OF THE GARONNE RIVER. IN THE 17TH CENTURY, IT IS SAID THAT KING HENRY THE IV (4TH) ERECTED A TOWER - WHICH IS STILL IN THE PARK OF THE CHÂTEAU – TO KEEP UNDER SURVEILLANCE THE RIVER GARONNE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE CITY OF BORDEAUX DUE TO ITS PROXIMITY TO HIS RIVAL’S PROPERTIES. TODAY THE WATCH TOWER STANDS GUARD OVER THE VINEYARDS.