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Château Saint Pierre dates back to the eleventh century. Recent rehabilitation work in the cellar have revealed vestiges of a church dedicated to Saint Pierre that had belonged to Foulques, Lord Of Les Arcs. This property and the land around it were bequeathed to the Saint Victor Abbey in 1055. Handed down from father to son for the past four generations, Jean-Philippe Victor now manage this 55 hectares vineyards that stretch from the Argens River up to the foot of the Maures Mountains.
Surface: 17 hectares
Average age of the vineyard: 50 years
Grape varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon / 15% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Franc
Classical vinification. Vatting for 3 to 5 weeks. Ageing for 12 months in barrels, with 50 to 75% new oak.
"The dress is dark and the nose intense with beautiful spices and blackberry notes. On the palate, the attack is generous and mellow, the mid-palate is elegant with thin tannins, long-lasting finish enhanced by spices and coffee notes." - Le Figaro by Bernard Burtschy - 16.5/20
In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.
The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".