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Château Le Pin

This tiny estate was acquired by the Thienpont family in 1924, who are also the owners of Vieux-Chateau-Certan. The vineyard has the highest elevation of any vineyard in Pomerol. The grapes are normally harvested later than Petrus. What makes this wine unusual is that the primary or alcoholic fermentation of the wine occurs in new oak casks. This is only possible with a small production of wine that can be constantly monitored.
Second label: none
Area under vines: 1.2ha.
Av. prod.: 500 cases
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Distr. of vines.: One block
Soil: Iron-enriched, gravelly soil.
Vines per ha.: 5,800
Av. age of vines: 25 years
Added yeasts: None
Length of maceration: 21 days
Type of vat: Stainless steel.
Age of casks: 100% new
Time in Barrels : 18-22 months
Filtration: before bottling
Bottled at the chateau: 100%
STORAGE: 4-12 Years.
FOOD/CONSUMPTION: Is particularly good with grilled beef or filet steak with foie gras in truffle sauce. Also is good with stuffed veal, or chicken and turkey cooked in red wine. Best with soft cheeses in a wax crust.

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