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Petit Picoron 2015

$48.00 per bottle

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The vineyards of Sainte-Colombe can be traced back to Gallo-Roman times.

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The vineyards of Sainte-Colombe can be traced back to Gallo-Roman times.

The first written references to the vineyard at "Picoron" date back to the early 18th century. In 2015, the château was bought by Glenda and Franck Kalyk, an Australian couple who are passionate about wine and France.

The 2015 vintage enjoyed a warm, dry summer, providing excellent ripening conditions for the grapes. The autumn period was also dry and quite hot.

The Château Picoron vineyard stands on calcareous clay soil in the commune of Sainte-Colombe. It uses sustainable vineyard management practices to preserve ecosystem integrity.

Château Tasting   Garnet colour with a hint of vermillion. Very fresh nose dominated by liquorice with a hint of star anise. Subtle hints of vanilla. A full-bodied, fleshy attack on the palate with silky, mellow tannins coming through. Long finish with quite a fresh aftertaste.
James Suckling
James Suckling
91 There’s a boldness here that really appeals. This smells of ripe dark berries, plums, and dark chocolate. The palate has round, fleshy presence, while the tannins cradle the finish neatly. Best from 2020.
Name Petit Picoron
Vintage 2015
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Classification 2nd Wine
Grape Varieties Merlot
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 17 years old
Production 600 cases
Soil Clay and limestone
Winemaking Hand picked and sorted. Fermentation and maceration by parcel in truncated conical stainless-steel vats including a minimum pigeage.
Ageing 12 months with parts in oak barrels and parts in vats
Food Pairings Beef; Mushrooms; Grilled Meat
Occasions Dinner Party; Dinner with friends
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 10 Years