chateau Pape Clément in Pessac Leognan

OPEN DOORS IN PESSAC-LÉOGNAN  On the 7th & 8th December 2019

Wine Lovers, head towards Pessac Léognan! This next date is not to be missed and indeed it is on the weekend of December 7th.

For a complete weekend, the châteaux from the Pessac-Léognan appellation open its doors. Program: Visits, tastings, strolls, activities, colorful encounters, all as mesmerizing and captivating as each other.


Indulge in a tour of Bordeaux’s wine heritage in the Pessac-Léognan region, located less than 25 minutes away from the Bordeaux Metropolitan area. Welcomed in splendid settings with historical and nostalgic character, you will surely not regret this spectacular cultural experience. Proud of their heritage, these châteaux welcome curious and passionate souls for 48 hours to share with them and discover the unconditional know-how and a clean, incomparable identity.

For this very occasion, the masters of the place will unveil to you the rich history of their property and the secrets to their precious nectar.

This appellation, A Cradle of Great Wines of Bordeaux includes a total of 72 châteaux and domains belonging to 56 owners, 14 of which are classified Crus Classés of Graves. The vineyards of this exceptional

Château Picque Caillou in Pessac Léognan

territory allow an annual production of 10 million bottles including 8 million reds and 2 million dry whites.

What is the peculiarity of Pessac-Léognan appellation?

The appellation accounts for almost 40 châteaux and is aged thirty years including all the Grands Crus Classés of Graves and the symbolic Château Haut-Brion.

Pessac-Léognan produces mainly red wines and dry white wines as its territorial heritage creates its identity. The soil is indeed composed of gravel, pebbles, sand and clay thus allowing both the red and white grape varieties to obtain this unique characteristic that is recognizable amidst thousands, specific to this region.

Come to meet the wine makers at open doors !

What do you need to know about Pessac-Léognan?

The charm of Pessac-Léognan is all discovered in its uniqueness. Among the red varietals, Pessac-Léognan includes Cabernet Sauvignon, the famous Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The prestigious red Pessac-Léognan is gamey (meaty) on the palate, balanced with the tight tannins of incomparable density;that ends with notes of red fruits and liquorice.

Among the white varieties, the list is much more exhaustive but equally renowned with Sauvignon and Sémillon.

As concentrated as it is complex, the white varietal of Pessac-Léognan affirms its characteristics by its generous and buttery side as well as its great freshness that one finds around an almost idyllic balance.

Where to enjoy a dinner-tasting in Pessac-Léognan during the open days?

This year 11 of the most fabulous Châteaux of this appellation offers tasting dinners on Saturday, December 1st for the sum of 78€ per guest. This would be the perfect detail to coclude your excursion in Pessac-Léognan; so do not hesitate even a second and have a dinner-tasting in a prodigious setting among the following Châteaux:;Château Luchey-Halde, Château de Rouillac, Château Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Léognan, Château Malartic-Lagravière,;Château Pont Saint Martin, Château d’Eyran, Château La Garde, Château Haut Nouchet and lastly Château Smith Haut Laffite.


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