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Chateau Picque Caillou

GRAND CRU CLASSÉ DE GRAVES (Classified growth of Graves)

The Bordeaux region of the Graves, situated just at the gate to the town of Pessac-Leognan, is considered as a historical birthplace of Bordeaux vineyards. The Chateau Haut Brion, situated merely hundreds of meters away from the Chateau Picque Caillou illustrates how blessed the territorial soil is.
The Chateau Picque Caillou, whose wines were favoured by Napoléon 1st, was designed and constructed in 1780 by that time celebratet architect Etienne Laclotte. He converted the castle into his summer folly, enjoying the fineness of the Aquitaine climate.
A hundred fifty years afterwards, in 1949, a Bordeaux trader Etienne Denis aquires Picque Caillou and togehter with his son they are erlarging the vineyard area to present 20 hectares.
Since 1997, the castle is the property of Isabelle and Paulin Calvet.

Chateau Picque Caillou wine varieties:
Red grape:
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
White grape:
45% Sauvignon, 40% Sémillon, 60% Sauvignon

Vineyard surface area: 20 hectares (1ha for the white vine)

Average annual production:
60-90 thousand bottles (red wine)
3,600-4,800 bottles (white wine)

Location: Pessac-Leognan (Bordeaux region, France)
Opening hours:

Wine tasting reservations and visits

Tel.: +33(0)5.56.47.37.98
web:
e-mail: chateaupicquecaillou@wanadoo.fr

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