|Merlot, cabernet franc
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA
|Gravelly and sandy-clayey soil, subsoil with iron oxide
History and anecdotes
Château Le Pin is one of the estates whose reputation is inversely proportional to the vineyard’s surface area. Founded in 1842 in Etikhove (East-Flanders, Belgium) by Camille Thienpont, the family trading house quickly grew in Belgium and set up in Bordeaux in the beginning of the 20th century when they acquired Vieux Château Certan, also in Pomerol appellation, in 1924, and bought Château Le Pin in 1979.
1979. Le Pin was one of the first (with Valandraud and Thunevin) to initiate the “garage wines” movement. This name, even if it first seems undervalued, points out wines produced in such a small quantity that they could be made in a garage.
|98% of merlot, 2% of cabernet franc
|Plum, black cherry, dried herbs, roasted coffee, chocolate, spices, fig, hazelnut
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
|Roasted rack of lamb
|The winemaking is done in stainless steel vats. The wine ageing is made in 100% new oak barrels for 18 to 24 months. Le Pin is among the Bordeaux estates founder of the malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels.