Pierre Levee Chateau 2012
Bronze Medaal – 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
70% Merlot, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Cabernet Franc
Hubert de Boüard is the joint owner of Château Angélus, the Saint-Emilion 1st Grand Cru Classé, and a world-renowned consultant oenologist. He has joined forces with Yvon Mau, Bordeaux wine traders since 1897, to reveal some little-known but fine, high-potential terroirs. They share the same ambition: to craft exemplary Bordeaux wines in a fruity, beautifully-balanced style that is accessible to all.
The majority of the vines are in a single block surrounding the chateau in the area known as Bazille, in the commune of Salles-de-Castillon to the northwest of the appellation. The estate overlooks a superb vineyard covering hillsides with perfect exposure. The chateau’s name is a reference to an imposing two-metre-high dolmen, a designated historic monument found next to the vineyard.
Type of soil
Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Age of vineyard
Area of vineyard
70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sustainable agriculture certified. Meticulous vineyard monitoring: grass cover or tillage every other row. Operations: debudding and leaf thinning.
Mechanical harvesting and sorting Winemaking Cuvée plot selection. Traditional vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats. Regular pumping over, at least twice a day. Long maceration of 3 to 4 weeks.
Tasting notes & serving suggestions
An expressive nose with charming strawberry, plum and toasted bread notes. Round and well-balanced on the palate, displaying blackberry and blackcurrant. A long finish with toasted touches. Serve with dishes such as duck breast.