Grand Plessis

AOC Pauillac

The Story

To the north of the little village of Saint-Lambert, the Grand Plessis vineyard boasts a choice location, amidst the most reputed estates of the Pauillac Appellation, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Lynch Bages, Château Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande and Château Pichon Baron de Longueville.

The Pauillac terroir has been crafted by the hand of man for millennia, in particular along the river. The territory of Pauillac as we know it today was created when two former parishes, Saint-Martin de Pauillac and Saint Lambert de Rignac, whose respective lords were Lafite and Latour, were joined together..

Grapes are harvested manually, in keeping with tradition. The time devoted to the harvest varies, depending on the ripeness of the different grape varieties.
The grapes are sorted three times: first before picking, then on a mobile sorting table in the vineyard, and finally in the vat-room. Once they have been totally de-stemmed and gently crushed, the grapes are placed in concrete epoxy-lined vats.

The Wine

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

A lighter style of Pauillac, medium-bodied, with cassis, dark berries and tobacco

Grandissime’s advice

“With its soft tannins, this Pauillac can be enjoyed young. A few more years will add some complexity to the wine.” 

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