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  • Country ranking ?

    500
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2022
  • Food Pairing

    Catalan Style 
Grilled Lamb with Cucumber Salad

The Story

One of the most exciting wines made in Pomerol today, Chateau La Violette continues to attract cult status among collectors. This 1.8 hectare property was bought out by Vignobles Péré-Vergé in 2006, already owners of the prestigious Château Le Gay and Château Montviel in the same appellation.

On the heights of the famous Pomerol plateau, referred to as ‘The Saint of Saints’ by world renowned oenologist, Michel Rolland. Château La Violette takes its name from an original and exquisite scent of violets that has forever seduced the finest of palates.
 

TERROIR
1.8 hectares. The property is situated on the Pomerol plateau between Trotanoy and Le Pin Clay and gravel soil.

GRAPE VARIETY
100 % of Merlot.
Age of vines: pre-1956 vines – Missing and planted.

PRODUCTION 
4800 bottles (based on a yield of 20 HL/Ha),
No second wine.

VINEYARD WORK
Undertaken by the same teams as Chateaus Le Gay and Montviel, the vineyard work is effectuated with the same attention whose sole objective is quality : a careful disentangling of the grape bunches during the month of July, followed by an equalization of the maturity at veraison, by removing the bunches if necessary. Leaf-thinning on one side then then other. Depending on maturity, the grapes will be harvested in 2 or 3 times in the same plot. The grapes are individually de-stemmed by hand and micro-vinified in new oak barrels without passing through a crusher.

VINIFICATION AND BARREL AGEING
The alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentations are all undertaken in new French oak barrels.

Barrel ageing will last for between 12 and 18 months. 

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic and complex nose, dark berries, violets and white pepper, hints of vanilla and gingerbread in the background. On the palate delicate sweet fruit, well structured and mature tannins, a wine with wonderful length, very elegant and persistent. 97

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Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Violette 2016  ( Château La Violette )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic and complex nose, dark berries, violets and white pepper, hints of vanilla and gingerbread in the background. On the palate delicate sweet fruit, well structured and mature tannins, a wine with wonderful length, very elegant and persistent. 97

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