Château Pédesclaux, Grand Cru Classé 1855, Millésime 2022

As the bests of the Pauillac appellation, Château Pédesclaux is in the picture of its terroir : complex, Pédesclaux incarn the density of Pauillac's wines, temperate by a singular sensuousness. Complexity, depth, sensuousness, freshness, tension

The story

Owners : Famille Lorenzetti
Managing director : Emmanuel Cruse
Properties director : Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen
Head of culture : Félix Soulagnet
Cellar master : Audrey Ricordi
Oenologist : Eric Boissenot

Planted surface : 52 ha
Surface in production : 52 ha
Vineyard density : 10 000 vinestocks/ha


Garonne gravels on limestone base

In the vineyard

All work favorizing a good distribution and aeration of the grapes (disbudding, clipping, thinning out of leaves.
Hand-picked sorting harvest according to the terroir, the vigorous zones and separation between stocks from the heart and the borders of our plots.
Harvest in crates, followed by a manual sorting on clusters and then on berries.

Harvest start date

Harvest from the 12th of September to the 27th of September 2021


Gravitary vatting without pressing. Prefermentary cold maceration. Long vatting period. Gravitary vinification without pump


17 months in barrels. 65% new barrels


Cabernet sauvignon : 68%
Merlot : 22%
Cabernet franc : 7%
Petit verdot : 3%


Tasting notes

Despite the extreme and warm weather conditions, 2022 surprises us with its balance and freshness. A unique blend of the best qualities from the last three great vintages of Pédesclaux, 2022 combines the energy of 2018, the concentration and freshness of 2019, and the linearity of 2020. An exceptional vintage, 2022 illustrates a rare depth of color, while the concentration and fleshiness of Merlot creates sapidity on the palate. The Petit Verdot imparts a floral touch and a notable tannic finesse, while the Cabernet Franc lends spicy notes and further enhances the depth of the wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully integrated, providing a certain dynamism and a strong Pauillac identity to the 2022.

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