Facing the Garonne River and located 22 kms southwest of Bordeaux, the Château de Pic is characterized by its two towers from different periods, the first of which was built in the 14th century. It owes its name to the family of the famous Pic-de-la-Mirandole, a 15th century humanist philosopher and theologian, and has remained the property of the d'Abbadie de Pic family for nearly three centuries. The château benefits from a hillside terroir with a particular texture, composed of warm and deep gravel (Peyrosols) on a clayey-limestone subsoil, allowing an excellent natural drainage this particular soil gives to the wines of Château de Pic an elegant balance between structured vibrancy and finesse.
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A.O.C.: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
District: Le Tourne
Vineyard surface area: 32 hectares
Terroir: Gravelly and clayey-gravelly slopes atop a calcareous subsoil.
Grape varieties: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon et 5% Petit Verdot.
Average vine age: 25 ans
Viticulture: Château de Pic benefits from a high planting density per hectare (between 5,000 and 6,600 vines per hectare). Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows with mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soil vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green harvesting”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
The entire vineyard is managed using sustainable viticulture, certified as HVE3 (High Environmental Value), and we are committed to a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach certified by Ecovadis.
Vinification: Destemming, crushing and vatting. Fermentation in stainless-steel, temperature- controlled tanks. The terroir’s quality allows for prolongedmaceration to extract tannins of wonderful subtlety.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting notes: A deep dark red color. This wine offers aromas of ripe black fruits, well-integrated white pepper, and mint, bringing a structural vibrancy to the wine. The palate issilky, mineral, and elegant. The long mouthfeel is also one of the characteristics of this wine, which comes from a magnificent well-exposed terroir of the Côtes de Bordeaux facing the Garonne River.
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