The wine story
The domain is situated inside the fast-growing city of Bordeaux. It was saved from urbanization because it belonged to the Army for 90 years. It was used as a training ground but became obsolete when conscription was abolished in France.
In 1990, the French Ministry of Agriculture decided to create a national college of Agronomy called BORDEAUX SCIENCES AGRO to form engineers in forestry and oenology.
They decided to recreate the vineyards on this perfect and rare terroir. It took time but in 2019, they received a gold medal in the Paris yearly Salon de l’Agriculture.
They were pioneers in the Bordeaux area to test ecofriendly procedures, without toxic chemicals, keeping bees, bats and donkeys on the domain to promote biodiversity, and still work as a research center for the syndicate of Bordeaux wine producers.
A very tasty wine that will pair well with red meat, beef or lamb, roasted or barbecued, and chocolate cake.
Pessac Leognan is a new appellation or AOC, created in 1987. But the wines of this area have been famous for centuries and the first vineyards of Bordeaux were planted here, on the gravelly soils formed by the Garonne River. They are in the southeast of the city. There are 68 châteaux on 1600 ha and some very prestigious names, like Haut-Brion.
The vineyards are protected from ocean winds by the Landes Forest nearby, the region can be wet but the drainage is excellent.
Delicate nose of blackberries
An intense and complex taste of blackcurrant with a hint of liquorice and pepper