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The freshness and elegance of a Pomerol red wine
Château Petit-Village is located in the heart of the Pomerol appellation, on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Founded in 1780, the château has belonged to the Moulin family, who also own the majority of Château Beauregard, since the beginning of 2020.
Château Petit-Village is a Pomerol wine made from a historic vineyard of 10.5 hectares in a single block. This triangle-shaped vineyard is planted on a clay gravel terroir at the highest point of the oldest terrace in the appellation. Certified organic since 2020, the vines on this terroir are on average 35 years old.
A mild, dry winter preceded a spring with relatively high temperatures. Budburst on 22 March was followed by flowering beginning on 18 May. The hot, dry summer led to the grapes ripening on 8 July.
Winemaking and ageing
A meticulous selection and successive sorting are carried out manually on the plot, mechanically under the destemmer and densimetric sorting, then manually on the sorting table. After harvesting, the grapes are put into cold storage (6°C). Vinification is carried out on a plot-by-plot basis in temperature-controlled concrete vats. Cold pre-fermentation maceration is followed by alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new barrels for the best Merlot vats. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrels (45% of which are new) and 500-litre casks (5%).
Cabernet Franc (28%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (7%).
Characteristics and tasting tips for Château Petit-Village 2022
The nose is complex, with a wonderful aromatic variety. It releases a bouquet of red and black fruit mixed with fragrances of mint, violet and licorice.
The palate delights with its velvety tannins and a strikingly fresh finish.