Pezat Red, Bordeaux Supérieur
“Packed with rich, joyous, vibrant fruit, caressed and carefully handled - a total class act. This is what the market demands”
The idea of PEZAT came to us because we felt that we could make an excellent, rather than boring, wine from vineyards that were just outside the Saint Emilion Appellation if we applied Saint Emilion standards to the vineyard and winemaking. The wine is made to high standards using the same equipment and methods that are used for CHATEAU TEYSSIER.
PEZAT is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The wine comes from a specific vineyard called ‘La Plagnolle’ which we converted into a vineyard that would sit happier in the Saint Emilion Appellation than Bordeaux. Vine density was doubled and the height of the original vines was reduced by half. If you take one step from ‘La Plagnolle’ you’re in the Saint Emilion Appellation, anyway.
PEZAT is handpicked to maintain a quality that is keeping with all the grapes that are delivered to CHATEAU TEYSSIER - Only conveyors are used to transport the grapes and the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks after cold maceration. The wines are aged in French oak for a shorter period than any of our other wines.
Bang for the buck! Wines from the Bordeaux Appellation – Supérieur or not – don’t get the kind of love and attention that we give this wine. Our clients say it better - “With lower than normal cropping, handpicking, double sorting and vinification at CHATEAU TEYSSIER, this has terrific fruit and even sees twenty per cent new oak. This rich, medium-bodied, deeply colored, Merlot based wine clearly offers an extra dimension of quality at this price point.”
WHAT THEY SAY
89 POINTS, ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE
"An impressive project of Jonathan Maltus (proprietor of Chateau Teyssier, Le Dome and other chateaux in St.-Emilion), this blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet France is a sleeper of the vintage. Priced realistically, the wine displays an opaque ruby/purple color and beautiful cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, liquorice and a hint of underbrush. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, very silky-textured, mouth-filling and enormously satisfying. This sleeper is best drunk over the next several years."