Chateau Le Bruilleau - Pessac Leognan - red - 2014 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Aromas of red fruits, nice oak, very fleshy with its tannic structure, long and balanced palate on the finish thanks to the freshness. A tense wine, full of elegance and character.” Bettane & Desseauve
Dark red in colour, complex aromas of cedar with subtle hints of oak and ripe dark fruits. Well structured and balanced with fine grained tannins, round and fleshy on the palate, good persistence on the finish with the oak well integrated. The wine may be cellared for 10+ years depending on the vintage.
Château Le Bruilleau is located south of Martillac in the southern part of the appellation Pessac-Léognan in the commune of St-Médard d’Eyrans. Nadine and Serge Bédicheau represent the 4th generation, their son is also involved in the runing of the estate.
The Château's vineyards made up of 5 parcels represent 10.50 ha, with 7.50 ha planted in Merlot (52%) and Cabernet sauvignon (48%) and 3 ha planted in Semillon (75%) and Sauvignon Blanc (25%). The parcels are situated on gentle slopes and the soils are either clayey-limestone in structure or gravelly. The Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on the gravelly parcels while the Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot are planted on dominant clayey-limestone soil. Grass is grown between the rows for the vineyard's health and bio-diversity.
Grape varieties: 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of the vines: 25 to 30 years
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels (25% new)
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan, located within the Graves sub-region of Bordeaux