List of products by brand Chàteau Petrus
Pétrus is a wine of Pomerol wine-growing region near Bordeaux. Although its wines have never participated in any classification, Pétrus is considered one of the great Bordeaux at the same level that the great crus of Médoc, Pessac-Léognan and Saint-Emilion.
Originally owned by the Arnaud family, the property was partially acquired by Mme Loubat, Libourne in 1925 and in 1945 became sole owner. In order to compete with the great wines of the Medoc, Mme Loubat set to work to maximize the potential of its soil. In 1961, M. et Mme Lacoste Lignac, nephews of Mme Loubat, inherited the property. A few years later, M. Lignac sold his stake to the dealer Jean-Pierre Moueix, who gave a lot to do for the international prestige of its wines (especially by making him known to the Kennedy family). Since 2001, the property belongs to his son Jean-François Moueix and Christian Moueix, the other son, which manages. Wine is developed by the oenologist Olivier Berrouet.
The surface area is 11.4 has a density of 5500 feet / ha. It extends north-east of Libourne and to the west of Saint-Emilion. The soil is composed of a high percentage of clay rich in iron, much more than in the surrounding properties. The assembly is made with 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, with the vineyards of about 35 years of age. Pétrus produces on average 4,500 cases of wine per year, or 54,000 bottles. The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in concrete tanks. The wine is 21 months in new oak barrels entirely, before being bottled. Pétrus Bordeaux is one of the few not to have a "Château", since there is a real plant on the property. The harvest of 1991 did not allow to make a sufficient and therefore there is this vintage quality wine.Less