Nowadays Pétrus is
considered to be the most interesting of the Pomerols.
Yet before 1945 it stayed confidential. In 1920 Mrs Loubat inherited that vineyard
situated on the highest part of the appellation Pomerol,
in the Bordeaux region. Twenty years later she was
joined by Jean-Pierre Mouex, wine-merchant established on the quay of the River
Dordogne. Château-Pétrus began to come out of its anonymity.
Madame Loubat presented her bottles in England for HRH Princess
Elizabeth and Philip, duke of Edinborough's wedding. Across the
Atlantic, Pétrus became
the special wine of the Kennedy's.
In Pomerol there is no classification as in Médoc or Saint-Emilion.
But the small surface, 11,50 hectares (9 time smaller than Lafite) of Pétrus
makes it rare.
Situated on the higher point of Pomerol.
The new barrels are washed in order not to mark the wine to much. The grapes
are harvested when fully matured for the purity of taste to the detriment of
Pétrus, tremendous soil, is first of all the rendez-vous of men in love
with wine; Michel Gilet, master of the vines, dreams of nature without chemistry;
Francois Veyssiere, cellar-master is also collector of fruit-trees in danger
of extinction; the winemaker, Jean-Claude Berrouet brings his enthusiasm of Basque
to Pétrus as well as to Lafleur-Pétrus, La Magdeleine and Trotanoy.
Pétrus is owned by the eternal Jean-Pierre Mouex
and by Lily-Paul Lacoste Loubat, heiress and niece
of Madame Loubat. At present a bottle of Pétrus
sells at around 600 Euros.
wines in France : Château
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