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Pessac Leognan

The famous "clairets" wine was made first in Pessac Léognan.

Pessac Léognan was detached from the Graves appellation. North of the Graves, Pessac Léognan tends to get closer and closer to Médoc. The terroir in Pessac Léognan is quite exclusive.

Red wines from Pessac Léognan have a powerful bouquet. They are among the best in Bordeaux. You will find Haut-Brion in Pessac Léognan.

White wines are well-structured and can age in a cellar. After 5 years they begin to express rich aromas.

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Pessac Léognan wine information :

Appellation: 8 Grands Crus Classés Graves
Appellation Pessac-Léognan Controlée
Location: North of Graves
Places: Pessac, Léognan, Grézillac, Mérignac, Talence
Soil: Gravels
Size: 1,350 ha (3,300 acres)
Production: 9 million bottles
Grapes: Red:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

White: Sémillon, Sauvignon
Type of wine: Supple red wine
Powerful bouquet
Medium to full body white wine
Age: Red: 6 to 20 years

White: 5 to 15 years
Red: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1988
White: 2006, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1995

Red fruits
Ripen fruits

Orange pills
Passion fruits

Food and Pessac Léognan:

Red wine:
Roast lamb

White wine:

Cheese and Pessac Léognan:


Red wine:

White wine:
Crottin de Chavignol

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Médoc - Haut médoc - Margaux - Saint estèphe - Pauillac - Saint julien - listrac - Moulis - Graves - Pessac Léognan - Sauternes - Barsac - Premieres cotes de bordeaux - Bordeaux aoc/Bordeaux supérieur - Entre deux mers - Saint emilion - Cotes de castillon - Cotes de francs - Pomerol - Fronsac - Cotes de bourg - Wines from Bordeaux

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