Château Pessan hails from Graves – which is often considered to be the birthplace of Claret. In the 16th century Henri IV ordered a watch tower to be built at Pessan due to its proximity to his rival’s properties and today the watch tower stands guard over the vineyards. The 2010 vintage of Pessan is simply superb; 2010 was a stellar year for Bordeaux and this is reflected in this lovely wine.
Pessan is now starting to attract attention on the world market – justifiably so as it is a lovely wine. The chateau is owned by the Comtes de Bournazel who also own the Second Growth Sauternes Chateau de Malle and have 400 years of wine making experience behind them.
It is the perfect partner for game birds such as pheasant, partridge and guinea fowl, as well as pairing well with lamb, steak and cheese. Try it with Carpetbagger Steak!
Press Reviews: Andrew Barrow, Spittoon:
Enjoyed immensely with a pan-fried lamb sandwich (one of my fail-safe quick dishes). The juicy meat brings out a mouth-watering red berry dimension to this claret. The high acidity in the wine cuts through the fat of the lamb which in turn reveals new complexity in the wine; lovely. Just go easy on the sweet mint sauce (as tasty as it is it will clash with the wine). Drinkability 4 Interest 4 Value 3 Enjoyment 5. Scribblings Rating – 92/100
Learn more about Pessan on Nicks Blog: Discovering Chateau Pessan