Chateau Leoville Poyferre, a 2nd Classified Growth of 1855, whose origins date back to the beginning of the 17th century, is one of the most prestigious properties in the Saint-Julien appellation, on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. Managed by the Cuvelier family and neighboring illustrious properties such as Pichon Baron and Leoville Las Cases, Chateau Leoville Poyferre benefits from a terroir renowned for its nutrient-poor Garonne gravel soils, ideal conditions for the vineyard to flourish blissfully. In a perpetual quest for perfection, the vinification of each parcel is monitored by the oenologist Michel Rolland, in order to gently extract the most authentic expression of each grape variety and each parcel. The wines of Chateau Leoville Poyferre truly shine with their elegance, depth, balance and power.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2021 is a Saint-Julien wine made from a 60-hectare vineyard, whose vines are 41 years old on average and are planted on Mindel gravel soils upon sandy clay subsoils.
Vinification and aging
The grapes are harvested by hand in small crates and are rigorously sorted in order to keep only the best quality grapes. The vinification process is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel truncated cone-shaped vats. Pre-fermentation cold maceration precedes alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts and then malolactic fermentation in new barrels. The wine is aged for 18 to 20 months in French oak barrels (80% new, 20% second-fill barrels).
Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2021 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (9%) and Petit Verdot (5%).