Located on Pomerol’s western border near the hamlet of René, Château des Pèlerins is one of the appellation’s typical small estates, and a model of local winegrowing traditions. Pelerins means pilgrims: in reference to its location on the pilgrim’s route, and as shown on the label.
For more than a century, through four generations, this small family property has been working its vines in the purest tradition (manual harvest, ageing in oak barrels). The daughter of the owners are now carrying on this tradition, while bringing innovation to the methods of vinification and the management of the vines.
This Pomerol is a blend of 80% merlot – 10% cabernet franc – 10% cabernet sauvignon. The 3.5 Hectares Vineyard consists of 30 year old vines planted on sandy-gravelly, subsoil rich in iron oxide, typical of the Pomerol appellation Manual harvesting takes place, with vinification in thermo-regulated vats, The wine is then aged in a combination of vats and barrels.
The 2018 Château des Pèlerins, Pomerol has aromas of plums and chocolate with a smooth palate, velvety tannins and a hint of vanilla on the finish. Benefits from decanting and will cellar well.