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Château Picard

Vineyard purchased in 1997 by Mähler-Besse
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Château Picard

Classified Cru Bourgeois in 1932, Château Picard in the heart of the village of Saint-Estèphe has alwas been considered as one of best under this name. Last of the estates acquired by Mähler-Besse (1997), this estate of 8 hectares was selected for its development potential, for its medium-size area allowing full control of its production.

Since the acquisition of Château Picard, Mähler-Besse, who has renovated the cellars in the style of Napoleon III, has equipped the estate with a powerful wine-making tool, with gravitation-feed of the harvest. Its exceptional soil with a resemblance to clay, a characteristic of Saint-Estèphe, produces soil loaded with remains calcified with shells and sea urchins. This vineyard with a high percentage of cabernet sauvignon produces wines that are delicately smoky and spicy.

  • Appellation: Saint-Estèphe.
  • Classification: Cru Bourgeois.
  • Commune: Saint-Estèphe.
  • Annual production: 45,000 bottles.
  • Types of vine: 15% Merlot, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Average age of the vineyard: 30 years.
  • Wine-making: After fermentation, the wine is left in maceration for 15 to 20 days for proper extraction of colour, aroma and tannin.
  • Process: Ageing in oak barrels for 12 to 18 months.