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Château De Pez dates back to the 15th century but the first vines were planted in 1749 by the de Pontac family who also owned Châteaux Margaux and Haut-Brion. De Pez was purchased in 1920 by Jean Bernard and for many years was owned and managed by his nephew, Robert Dousson. Recently it was acquired by the Champagne house Louis Roederer.
De Pez's 23-hectare vineyard is planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. The grapes are hand picked and vinified in wooden vats. The wine is then matured in small oak barriques (25% new) for 18 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered.
De Pez produces rounded, ripe and mouthfilling clarets which can be slow to evolve. The best vintages require 7-10 years to reach optimum maturity.