Chateau Preuillac


Cru Bourgeois Medoc

With the moderate climate, land conditions and bordered by river and ocean in Médoc, it was a perfect condition for a wine growing region since the 16th century.

By the 18th century, the development of Médoc was significant, especially at the peak of the British wine trade, the Médoc appellation has become a symbolic icon in the French wine industry.

Médoc is one of the key appellations in the left bank of Bordeaux. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde, covering an area of 16500 hectares, origin of the name comes from the Latin word ‘inmédio-aquae’ which means ‘between the waters’. This has accentuated the abundance of water around the Médoc appellation.

Médoc has an alluvial soil composition of mainly sand, clay and gravel, it became a unique terrain in the Left Bank of Bordeaux. Furthermore, the high gravel content also allows a good natural drainage.

Top wineries like Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Haut-Brion, Château Margaux are all located in the Left Bank.

Grape varieties:

57% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc


Lesparre Médoc – Gravel with a subsoil that is 50% sand-gravel and 50% clay-limestone.

6900 vines/hectare

Debudding, thinning, removal of base buds.
Traditional ploughing.
Sustainable pest management. Natural draining of the soil.

Manual harvest
Maturity monitoring for peak harvest Sorting table in the vineyard


Temperature-controlled wooden vats, plot-by-plot vinification
Pumped over around 3 times daily, release at 1020

Post-fermentation maceration of between 1 and 3 weeks at 27-30°C.
Separation of 1st and 2nd pressings Matured over fine lees in French oak barrels (1/3 new barrels) for 12 months in a temperature-controlled barrel room.

Tasting notes:

Intense raspberry-red colour with a crimson rim.
Expressive bouquet of ripe red fruit and vanilla, plus a touch of liquorice. When swirled around the glass, elegantly roasted hints of mocha and toasted almonds.

The attack is perfectly balanced, combining Morello cherry and blackberries with mild liquorice. Rounded on the palate with cocoa flavours bringing a slightly smoky hint to the finish.

Food pairing:

Perfect with a side of beef, a rack of lamb or a roast wood pigeon stuffed with grapes.


Vintage 2012: 91 points Wine Enthusiast



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Wine type

Red wine


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