The opinion of the sommelierIt’s as if the beauty of Château d’Eck reflects on its wines like the sun in a mirror. This magnificent castle makes the pride of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The wine displays aromas of cherry and wood, especially cedar. If you wish, you can keep it in your cellar so its aromas and texture evolve: it can ages up to seven years!
TerroirThe Pessac-Léognan appel-lation was created 30 years ago to distinguish the best part of the Graves appellation. Graves is a big appellation that got its name from the stones that lie on the ground (Graves means pebble in old French) and helps the grapes to mature by accumulating the heat during the day and redistributing it during the night.
Grape varietyThe merlot is fruity and low in tannins. The cabernet sauvignon is strong in tannins and displays mainly vegetal aromas. The two were made to complete each other. And that is what Bordeaux is all about since the blend merlot and cabernet sauvignon is the most typical one there. But I would like to draw your attention to the petit verdot. It has always been present in Bordeaux, and since it is not sensitive to rot, it is more and more grown as the winemakers try to cut on pesticides.
VintageUsually, the weather conditions are more or less the same on the whole Bordeaux region. But in 2012, it rained very much on some appellations and not much on others. Fortunately, September was very sunny and the grapes caught up on maturity , even in the areas where it rained the most during spring and summer.
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If you wish, you can keep it in your cellar so its aromas and texture evolve: it can ages up to seven years!