Chateau Pindefleurs St-Emilion Bordeaux 2009

France - Bordeaux

About the Region

With Pomerol, one of the two most celebrated wine regions on the Right Bank of the Gironde estuary. Saint-Émilion boasts a diversity of soil types, with gravel, sand, and limestone predominating. In contrast to the Médoc, here the most important grape is merlot, accounting for about 60 percent of the plantings, with cabernet franc next and cabernet sauvignon a minority. The wines tend to be softer than those of the Médoc, but still retain an intensity of fruit. One of the most famous of Bordeaux, Château Cheval Blanc, comes from this region, and with its neighbor, Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was the birthplace of the garagiste movement of small-scale winemakers producing non-traditional red wines, more alcoholic, oaky, and intensely fruity than usual, one of the most famous being Saint-Émilion's Château Valandraud.