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Château Léoville Poyferré, Second Classified Growth from Médoc in 1855 which origins date back to the beginning of the 17th century, is one of the most prestigious estates on the Saint-Julien appellation, on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. Masterfully managed by the Cuvelier family and neighbour of illustrious estates such as Pichon Baron and Léoville Les Cases, Château Léoville Poyferré enjoys a terroir reputed for its sparse soils of Garonne gravel, perfect for the vineyard to flourish. In a perpetual quest for perfection, the plot-based vinifications are followed by the oenologist Michel Rolland, who gently extracts the most authentic expression of each plot and grape variety. Château Léoville Poyferré’s wines dazzle with their elegance, depth, balance and power.
Château Léoville Poyferré is a Saint-Julien wine that stems from a 60-hectare vineyard, whose vines are 41 years old on average and are planted on Mindel gravel terraces upon sandy-clay subsoils.
Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré is the Second Wine of the estate.
Vinification and ageing
Hand-picked in crates, the grapes are rigorously sorted on the bunches and then optically sorted in order to keep only the high-quality grapes. The vinification process is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out using selected yeasts. The wine is aged for 18 months in second-fill barrels.
This Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré 2021 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Franc (9%) and Petit Verdot (7%).