2011 Chateau Olivier Grand Cru Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux
Name: 2011 Château Olivier - Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux
Area: pessac bordeaux (see Map)
Appelation: Pessac-Léognan. Grand Cru Classé de Graves
Tasting note: With a black purple dress, Château Oliivier 2011 is a soft generous wine with nice notes of spice. The wine is long. It's fairly tannic finish is nice with beautifull aromas
Food pairing: Beed stew, meat on the bbq and any soft cheeses will complement well this great wine!
Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
Size of the vineyard / Total Production: 40 Ha (100 acres) - 120,000 bottles produced
Terroir / Soil: Gravels (50%), clay-limestone (35%) and sands (15%)
Age of the vines: 22 years old
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (45%), Cabernet Franc (10%)
Harvest: By hand, in small baskets, sorting of the fruits.
Vinification: Slow fermentations with temperature control, Long and soft post fermentation extraction, skin contact, Malo-lactic fermentation in vats and barrels. Aged 12 months, 35% new barrels
Owner: Family de BETHMANN
- At the heart of a vast estate containing forests, prairies and vines, Château Olivier sit like a clearing emerging from its woods.
Its beautiful architecture, its bodies of water and the quality of its annex buildings all add up to make an exceptional site in natural surroundings, situated only eleven kilometres from Bordeaux.
Olivier is a very old seigniory, dating back to the Middle Ages. It is said that the Black Prince enjoyed coming here to hunt, as the surrounding forests were so well-stocked in game.Since the 19th century, the estate has belonged to an old Bordeaux family in the shape of the Bethmanns.
Château Olivier wines received official classification in 1953, for both red and white varieties.