The Pauillac appellation is located on the left bank of the Gironde and combines exceptional climatic and geological conditions, which allows it to produce very great wines. A total of 120 different chateaux maintain vineyards in Pauillac. Not all of those growers produce wine, as some prefer selling their grapes to cooperatives.
Capital of the Médoc wine, the port city of Pauillac gave its name to the appellation. Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it counts indeed 18 classified crus which represent 85% of its production. Perched on a beautiful ridge of gravel, its terroir is planted with cabernet sauvignon blended with merlot.
The style of Pauillac wine is what many thinks of as textbook Bordeaux wine. The wines of Pauillac are rich, full bodied and tannic. They have the uncanny ability to combine a regal character, with a sense of sternness and elegance.
A part of important features of Pauillac appellation are as follows:
- Soil: Sand with small gravel.
- Wine color of Pauillac is red.
- Aromas: Delicate bouquet with aromas of black cherry, rose, crème de cassis, sour cherry, licorice, cedar, iris, smoke, and incense.
- Taste: Robust, dense, rich and deep, with strong tannic structure.
- Aging potential: 5 – 30 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C