Marks and reviews
Château Léoville Poyferré, Médoc Second Cru Classé in 1855, which finds its origins in the early 17th century, is one of the most prestigious estates in the Saint-Julien appellation on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region. Masterfully run by the Cuvelier family and neighbours of illustrious estates such as Pichon Baron and Léoville Las Cases, Château Léoville Poyferré benefits from a terroir renowned for its poor Garonne gravel soils, ideal for the vineyard to flourish. In a perpetual quest for perfection, the vinification of each plot is monitored by oenologist Michel Rolland, to gently extract the most authentic expression from each grape variety and each plot. The wines of Château Léoville Poyferré dazzle with their elegance, depth, balance and power.
Château Léoville Poyferré 2022 is a Saint-Julien wine that stems from a 60-hectare vineyard where vines are on average 42 years old, planted on terrasses of Mindel gravel on clay-sand subsoils.
Winemaking and ageing
Harvested by hand in crates, the bunches are meticulously sorted to ensure that only the best quality grapes are kept. Vinification is carried out on a plot-by-plot basis in temperature-controlled stainless steel truncated-cone vats. Selection by plot, cold pre-fermentation maceration before alcoholic fermentation using selected yeasts, followed by malolactic fermentation in new barrels. The wine is aged for 18 to 20 months in French oak barrels (80% new, 20% single-vineyard).
Château Léoville Poyferré 2022 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (4%).