Château de Pez

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Bottles of Château de Pez with its Cru Bourgeois classification notes on the wine label.

Château de Pez is a vineyard located across the road from Château Calon-Ségur, in the northern parts of Saint Estèphe. Traditionally one of the leading Bourgeois Supérieur wines of the Médoc, it is believed by some to deserve higher classification.[1] In a 2003 Cru Bourgeois classification revision, it was listed as one of 9 Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels.[2] It has a reputation of consistently producing wine that is both inexpensive and good.[1]

History[edit]

In the 17th century, the château was owned by the Pontac family who also owned Château Haut-Brion. The wine was sold under the Pontac label in London before any other Médoc wine. Today the château is owned by the champagne house Louis Roederer since 1995.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lichine, Alexis (1967). Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits. London: Cassell & Company Ltd. p. 400. 
  2. ^ crus-bourgeois.com 2003 Official List.pdf
  3. ^ H. Johnson & J. Robinson (2005). The World Atlas of Wine pp. 88, Mitchell Beazley Publishing, ISBN 1-84000-332-4

Coordinates: 45°15′30″N 0°47′23″W / 45.2584°N 0.7896°W / 45.2584; -0.7896