Saint-Émilion Grand CruOwner
Mme Dominique Lauret-MestreguilhemVineyard size
17 hectares (41.65 acres)Vineyard grape varietals
90% Merlot – 10% Cabernet FrancSoil types
Gravel and clay-limestone
Located at the foot of the main hillside west of Saint-Émilion, Château Pindefleurs’ 17 hectare (41,65 acres) vineyard is planted with 35-year-old Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines on a gravelly clay-limestone terroir.
The estate enjoys modern viticulture techniques, such as green harvesting and leaf thinning, followed by gentle macerations in the cellar, frequent pumpovers, and traditional vertical pressing. The wine is then aged in new oak barrels.
The owner, Madame Dominique Lauret-Mestreguilhem, believes that finding a balance between a traditional philosophy and modern techniques is the key to the harmony found in her wines. The vineyard’s name, which translates to “Flower Pine,” is particularly well-suited to the wine’s floral bouquet and charming body.
Powerful yet delicate, deep yet refined, Château Pindefleurs can be enjoyed young, for the wine’s fresh, bright fruit, or cellared for a few years to reveal the length and elegance characteristic of the wines of Saint-Émilion.