The appellation of Pessac-Léognan has been gaining a lot of recognition in the last few years for its exquisite wineries and delicious wines.
AOC Pessac-Léognan is a fairly recent appellation since it was deemed an appellation just two decades ago. However, it has a very old terroir dating back to the Middle Ages. Located on the southern outskirts, south-west of Bordeaux, the appellation includes all the Grands Crus Graves including the legendary Château Haut-Brion. The wineries in Pessac-Léognan produce a lot of red wines: almost 67 000 hl / year on 1300 ha and some dry white wines 15 000 hl / year on 265 ha.
Composed of gravel, gravels, rolled pebbles, sands and clays, the soil allows red grape varieties like Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec and white grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to have a typical expression in this wine region. It is this combination that gives its style so particular to the wines of Pessac-Léognan. The wineries in Pessac-Léognan are gaining world-wide recognition because of these distinct characteristics.
The palate of Pessac-Léognan red is fleshy, balanced, with tight tannins, it ends with notes of ripe red fruits and licorice. As concentrated as it is complex, white wine asserts its personality with its fat and complex side, its great freshness and its very good balance. You can taste these unique and delicious wines on a wine tour to one of the wineries in Pessac-Léognan. You can book an exclusive wine experience by choosing from our list of member wineries or contact our local travel expert in the region!
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