Chateau Pindefleurs St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Chateau Pindfleurs History, Overview

Dominique Lauret and Richard Mestreguilhem are the current owners and directors of Chateau Pindefleurs. Dominique Lauret and Richard Mestreguilhem also own Chateau Pipeau, another estate located in Saint Emilion. The chateau and vineyard are easy to find as they are located right off the major highway that leads into St. Emilion bordering the Grand Cru and St. Emilion appellations.

Chateau Pindfleurs Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 17 hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Pindefleurs is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Over the past 20 years, the estate has continued expanding their vineyards with additional purchases. At the same time, the owners of Chateau increased the percentage of Merlot in their vineyards, while the amount of Cabernet Franc vines has decreased. The terroir is clay, limestone, gravel and sandy soils. The vines are old, with an average age of 35 years. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 7,000 vines per hectare. Stephane Derenoncourt and his team are the consultants for the vineyard management and wine making.

The wine of Chateau Pindfleurs is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in new and used, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months before bottling. There is a second wine, Clos Lescure. The average annual production of Chateau Pindefleurs is on average, 5,750 cases per vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Pindfleurs, with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Pindfleurs is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Pindfleurs is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Pindfleurs is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Château Pindefleurs Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2016 Château Pindefleurs ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Smoky, earthy, red berries, medium bodied, soft and forward, this is a wine to drink in its youth.

      86 points - Tasted
  2. 2015 Château Pindefleurs ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. A Forward wine that is dominated by red fruit with a spicy, earthy character in its cherry finish.

      86 points - Tasted
  3. 2014 Château Pindefleurs ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. A simple, easy drinking, crowd pleaser with soft, likable textures and a crisp red berry finish. 85-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
  4. 2012 Château Pindefleurs ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Light in color, texture and fruit, this early drinker is all about its simple, spicy, red, plum notes.

      84 points - Tasted
  5. 2010 Château Pindefleurs ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Pleasant, medium bodied, early drinker with a red berry and thyme filled personality.

      87 points - Tasted
  6. 2009 Château Pindefleurs ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Soft, forward, medium bodied, with an earthy, black cherry and licorice character that was made for uncomplicated, early drinking.

      87 points - Tasted