Ch Pichon Longueville Baron
Chateau Pichon-Baron is one of Pauillac’s greatest estates. Nowadays it produces wine of a quality approaching that of its neighbour Chateau Latour. This second growth in Pauillac has become one of AXA Millesimes star properties since they bought it in 1987.
The wine was brought into production in the 17th Century by Jacques de Pichon, Baron of Longueville, and quickly gained an excellent reputation. The chateau today, known for its witch-hat turrets and traditional fairytale castle appearance, was built by Raoul de Pichon-Longueville in 1851, and the wine was awarded second growth quality in the 1855 classification. Split between siblings Raoul and Virginie, when Baron Joseph de Pichon-Longueville died, Raoul’s part became Pichon-Longueville Baron (Pichon Baron) while Virginie’s became Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande (Pichon Lalande).
The Chateau Pichon-Baron vineyards cover 73 hectares of gravely soil, to the south of Pauillac. A rigorous selection policy in the vineyard and in the cellars ensures the production of a Grand Vin, Chateau Pichon Baron, which is the pure expression of our unique terroir.
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