Marks and reviews
Owned by the Henri Martin estates, Château Saint-Pierre is a Saint-Julien 4th Grand Cru Classé. Set in motion by the dynamic Henri Martin, the vineyard of Château Saint-Pierre as it existed in 1855 has been steadily built up.
Now one of the most famous references among the great wines of Saint-Julien, Château Saint-Pierre oversees a 17-hectare vineyard. Benefiting from ISO 140001 and HVE 3 certification, the Henri Martin estates, including Château Saint-Pierre, are cultivated in a sustainable manner, using organic and bio-control products.
The mild spring weather advanced early budding in the vineyard. The relative warmth of April allowed the vines to develop rapidly, followed by a more contrasted month of May during which a rapid and even flowering was recorded. The coolness and rainfall in July and August caused the vines to be late and veraison was slow. This lack of light and heat was compensated for by radiant conditions in September and October. Green harvesting and leaf removal at sunset were carried out to ensure good ventilation of the vineyard, optimal ripening of the grapes and an even harvest. Because of this exceptional weather, the start of the harvest was delayed several times to allow the grapes to reach full maturity. The harvested grapes revealed a superb balance and a beautiful richness, guarantees of great quality as well as an important ageing potential.
Winemaking and ageing
Plot-by-plot vinification. Ageing was carried out in casks with 50% new wood.
Cabernet Sauvignon (78%)
Cabernet Franc (6%).