Château Picourneau Haut-Médoc 2014
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 : 46 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
50% in oak barrels during 12 months
With its deep cherry-red colour, this wine reveals a wonderful palette of aromas with blackcurrant, redcurrant and toasted notes. The suppleness of the initial impression evolves towards balance and appeal in the mid-palate before giving a full-flavoured and refreshing finish. A very pleasant and easy-to-drink wine, making it ideal for drinking now.
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 6th
The summer-autumn weather inversion of 2014 will remain unique in Bordeaux memories and it created a lot of enthusiasm among the regions’ winegrowers. The year was marked by early flowering and very slow ripening. The cooler summer conditions allowed largely good aroma conservation while the irreproachable quality of the crop resulted in a very handsome vintage.
Total acidity : 3 g/l
Rainfall: 1300 mm
Consultant Eric Boissenot