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Château
Picque Caillou

Pessac-Léognan
Isabelle and Paulin Calvet
Built in 1755, Château Picque Caillou is located on the outskirts of the city of Bordeaux, in the historic Pessac-Léognan appellation, the cradle of regional winegrowing.

 A close neighbour of the prestigious châteaux Haut-Brion and Pape Clément, Picque Caillou has stony soil deposited by the Garonne River over centuries (as reflected by its name, since caillou means “pebble” in French). Consisting of fine gravel, the well-drained subsoil is responsible for wines of great finesse, elegance, and ageing potential.

In 2007, Paulin Calvet took over management and breathed new life into the estate, which quickly gained recognition from wine professionals, who acknowledged its fine, reliable quality. That same year, consulting oenologists Professor Denis Dubourdieu and Madame Valérie Lavigne began providing technical assistance to the new team. Their combined efforts have resulted in first-class wines of remarkable balance and delicacy that are highly representative of the famous Pessac- Léognan appellation.

Paulin
Calvet
Owner
Château Picque Caillou
( Pessac-Léognan )
Isabelle
Calvet
Owner
Château Picque Caillou
( Pessac-Léognan )
Château Picque Caillou
93 avenue Pierre Mendès France
  - 
33700
 
Mérignac
Tel.
+33 (0)5 56 47 37 98
The Château in figures
Area under wine

22 hectares
 

Production

Red wine: 70,000 bottles

White wine: 8,000 bottles
 

Soil

Günz gravel
 

Grape varieties

Red wine :

60 % Cabernet Sauvignon

35 % Merlot

5 % Petit Verdot


White wine:

80 % Sauvignon Blanc

20 % Sémillon
 

Barrel ageing

Red wine: 12 months

White wine: 7 months

 

New barrels:

Red wine: 35 %

White wine: 20 %

Second wine

La Réserve de Picque Caillou