Region: Bordeaux Superieur ( bordering St Emilion )
Bordeaux Superieur. The kernel for Pezat is a vineyard planted literally a pace outside of the Saint Emilion Appellation – towards the river from Château Teyssier near to Branne. Previously this large vineyard consisted of high trellised vines planted 3 metres apart – the norm in Entre-deux-Mers, where grapes are machine picked. Planting down the middle of the rows gave the same density as a vineyard in Saint Emilion. The vines are now pruned on the ‘double guyot’ system. The secondary shoots are removed and the vines deleafed and bunch-thined. The grapes are handpicked and vinified as the other wines of the Chateau – to the standard of a Saint Emilion Grand Cru.
“From Jonathan Maltus, this large production, generic Bordeaux, made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is a noteworthy choice for readers looking for outstanding value. Generously endowed with a dark ruby/plum/purple color and straightforward, ripe fruit as well as an endearing personality, this medium-bodied, supple 2012 is meant to be consumed in its first 3-4 years of life”. – Robert Parker