Château Picourneau Haut-Médoc 2013
Wines in Château Le Bourdieu Vertheuil
Château Picourneau, located in the Haut-Medoc and facing Château Le Bourdieu-Vertheuil was bought by the Richard family in the 1980s. The 20 hectares (49.2 acres) of vineyards are composed of young vines that produce delicious wines for immediate enjoyment.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot
Soils : chalky-clay with some sand
Plant population density : 6,500- 8,200 vines/hectare
Yield : 36 hl/hectare
Average age of vines : 35-40 years
Pruning : Double Guyot
Vinification by separate plots
Cold maceration for 4-5 days at 10-12°C to extract and stabilise the fruit aromas
3 to 4 weeks vatting for alcoholic fermentation at 24-26°C
Free run juice goes directly into vats for malolactic fermentation
Press juices are carefully selected according to 4 quality levels
12 months in barrels
It will pair perfectly with grilled meats, roast partridge or lamb.
Enjoy at around 16°C
80.000 bottles (6,600 cases)
Start of harvesting : October 3rd
A cold and tortuous spring (coulure, poor fruit set and late flowering) was followed by a good sunny summer despite some hail and delayed crop ripening. The harvest was also quite late with abnormally low yields. Fortunately the vintage was saved thanks to unbroken sunshine and no summer rain.
Total acidity : 3,55 g/l
Rainfall: 780 mm