Chateau Pedesclaux embodies the density of Pauillac tempered by a singular pleasure.
Chateau Pedesclaux, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classe
Extremes of weather and rare early development characterized the 2011 vintage. An
exceptionally hot, dry spring (the warmest on record for the past 50 years) enabled the first
flowers to make their appearance four weeks ahead of schedule.
Vineyard growth, however, slowed until mid-July due to water stress, requiring flexibility
during green operations when the work had to be staggered and repeated.
Scorching hot days were a feature of 2011 (maximum highs of 39°C on June 26th and 27th),
which led to light scorching of some of the Cabernet Sauvignon. July and August brought
mixed weather, July being cool and rainy, whereas August was hot and sunny, bringing with it
Garonne gravel on limestone bedrock
IN THE VINEYARD
All work favorizing a good distribution and aeration of the grapes (disbudding, clipping,
thinning out of leaves).
Hand-picked sorting harvest according to the terroir, the vigorous zones and separation
between stocks from the heart and the borders of our plots.
Harvest in crates, followed by a manual sorting on clusters and then on berries.
Gravitary vatting without pressing. Prefermentary cold maceration
Long vatting period. Punching down and racks and returns. Put into barrels by gravity
Alcohol content: 12.63 % vol.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 0.07 g/l
Acidity (g/l): 5.6 g/l
Age of vines: 35 years old ans
Yields: 42 hL/ha hL/ha
Production volume: 937.5 hL
Fresh aromas of blackberry and cherry with a beautiful balsamic and floral complexity. The
tannins are very fine and dense with cherry and white flowers notes already revealed on nose.
A long finish with elegant tannins and empyreumatic flavors.
Tasted at the Château in April 2013
Clean, pure notes of blackcurrants, black cherries, spice and earth are found is this medium-bodied, well-endowed, impressive well-made Pauillac. The
finish is long, silky and authoritative.
Robert Parker, 01/04/2014