Château Grand-Pey-Lescours 2015

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux

The Chateau
Estate and Wine: Former property of the Baroness Arthur de Brezets, and acquired in 1924 by the Escure family, the Château Grand-Pey-Lescours is located at the foot of the slopes of Saint-Emilion.The Chateau is located in St Sulpice de Faleyrens in the St Emilion region. They also own Chateau Bellegrave in Pomerol. The vineyards are planted with grape varieties typical of St Emilion – 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon – on gravelly and sandy soils and cover nearly 26 hectares.
The Vintage
2015 began with a wet winter and a rather damp May. Flowering started slowly because the weather was not warm enough but accelerated rapidly with the sudden return of the sun.The change of weather continued with two months of uninterrupted heat anddrought, unusual for the region. Like a blessing from heaven, a few showers arrived in mid-August. The hot and dry weather then resumed until mid-September. Despite a considerable amount of rain from mid-September, the grapes remained in wonderfully good health because the skins, thickened by the summer heat and our vineyard practices, withstood the conditions perfectly.
The Sommelier notes:
[x] Merlot (70%), Cabernet F. (25 %), Petit Verdot (1%), Cabernet S. (5%)
[x] The average age of the vines is 25 years old