Château Pédesclaux, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé1855, 2017AOC Pauillac, Bordeaux, FranceGaronne gravel on limestone bedrockIN THE VINEYARDAll 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 separationbetween stocks from the heart and the borders of our plots. Harvest in crates, followed by a manual sorting on clusters and then on berries.VINIFICATIONGravitary vatting without pressingPrefermentary cold macerationLong vatting periodGravitary vinification without pumpVARIETALSCabernet sauvignon 65%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet franc 7%, Petit verdot 3%SPECIFICATIONSAlcohol content: 13.25 % vol.TECHNICAL DATAResidual Sugar (g/l): < 2 g/lAcidity (g/l): Acidité totale 3,5 g/lpH: 3.67Age of vines: 35 years old ansYields: 47 hL/ha hL/haProduction volume: 308 000 bottles / 2 310TASTING NOTESChâteau Pédesclaux 2017, a subtle complexityThe blends are finalized on the 8th of December. The balance between the 4 grape varietiesoffers a superb complexity. The 2017 vintage is characterized by a very high proportion ofCabernets in the final blend. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, a first since thetakeover of Château Pédesclaux by Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzetti. A step has been taken and thetannic structure of Château Pédesclaux is enhanced. This wine has a subtle nose of red fruitsenhanced by musky notes. On the palate the musk evolves towards floral aromas, fresh almondsand blackcurrant buds. A spicy finish -fresh hints of Timut pepper -gives it a nice length,structured with a mineral and coated tannin note.