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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.

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

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

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

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.

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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Deep ruby. Blueberries, scented, barrel notes, rich and somewhat extracted nose bu luckily some more details behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lots of barrels and barrel spices and toast, drying palate, the fruit can't quite handle, a very made wine that impress some. 90

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Tasted in March 2015. Great concentration and depth, ripe fruit, great complexity and structure, very stylish and very terroir.

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