Lauded by the international wine press, this is a decadent and surprisingly affordable Grand Cru from Saint-Émilion, one of Bordeaux's crown jewels. Fruity, smoky and long with a spicy finish. Try with slow-cooked roast beef or lamb shanks. A great cellar-starter.
"At the heart of the vineyard of Saint-Emilion, the Mestreguilhem family established their vineyard in 1929. Starting with 7 hectares the different generations increased the estate that now covers 25 hectares. Nowadays the winery is lovingly run by the 4th generation, Richard, and his wife Brigitte, joined by their son Jean in 2014.
Since the beginning Château Pipeau stood out by the quality of its wine. The Mestreguilhem family have always farmed their vineyard and vinified the grapes with the utmost care. This level of requirement was passed down through the generations and nowadays Richard and Brigitte rigorously keep the tradition alive.
With an average quantity of 140,000 bottles a year, Château Pipeau proves it is possible to produce a big volume with a good quality. The wine is recognized as one of the best of the appellation by the greatest tasters. With a wealth of its success, the family took over Château Joinin at Rauzan in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, AOC Bordeaux, in 1989."
Sylvia van der Velde