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The refinement and freshness of a great Pauillac red wine
The magnificent Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac Second Grand Cru Classé, shines in the Pauillac appellation.
It was in 1925 that the Miailhe family, in the guise of Édouard and Louis Miailhe, acquired this property on Bordeaux’s Left Bank. May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, is an emblematic figure of the Gironde wine industry. She managed Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse from 1978 to 2007, when the Rouzaud family, owners of the Louis Roederer Champagne House, acquired the estate.
A major name among Pauillac wines, Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande oversees a vineyard located near the Gironde estuary and rests on soils made up of gravel hilltops on clay-sandy subsoils.
The winter was particularly mild with significant rainfall, as was the spring. The end of June was marked by two major storms accompanied by hail. The warm and sunny conditions of August lasted until the autumn, ensuring optimal ripening. The harvest was spread out from the 1st to the 15th of October.
Cabernet Sauvignon (45%)
Cabernet Franc (12%)
Petit Verdot (8%)
Characteristics and tasting tips for Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1988
Elegant and with a lovely freshness, this vintage delights with its aromatic richness and silky touch.