Sunday, 5 May 2013

TN : Pezat 2010, Bordeaux Supérieur, Château Teyssier, Bordeaux, France

The kernel for Pezat is a vineyard planted literally a pace outside of the Saint Emilion Appellation; towards the river from Château Teyssier near to Branne. Previously this large vineyard consisted of high trellised vines planted three metres apart, the norm in Entre-des-Mers where grapes are machine picked.

Planting down the middle of the rows gave the same density as a vineyard in Saint Emilion. Additionally, on the original vines, a sucker-per-vine was allowed to grow. At which stage the original vine was cut off, almost halving the height of the vines down to what one would expect from a hand-picked vineyard in Saint Emilion. The vines are now pruned on the ‘double guyot’ system. The secondary shoots are removed and the vines deleafed and bunch-thined. The grapes are handpicked and vinified as the other wines of the Chateau; to the standard of a Saint Emilion Grand Cru.

This wine was imported by Tryffelsvinet AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Plums, spice, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, herbs

Taste : Blackberry, spicy, blueberry, plums, herbs, talcum powder like tannins, liqourice on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 139 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : JCP Maltus

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