|Château Léoville Poyferré|
Léoville is situated in St Julien in the heart of the Médoc. The origin of the domain goes back to the French Revolution, when Léoville was the largest estate in the Médoc. Following various successions and inheritance divisions, Léoville Poyferré is born in 1840. Fifteen years later, the château is consecrated in the famous 1855 classification, when it is awarded the rank of Second Classified Growth. The Cuvelier family acquires Château Léoville Poyferré in 1920. The renowned terroir of Léoville Poyferré is particularly privileged in its geological, climatic, micro-climatic, plant and human composants.
The vineyard of Léoville Poyferré covers 80 hectares (198 acres) over five large zones. Grape Varieties: 65% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc.
Oenological-consultant: Michael Rolland.
The winemaking philosophy concentrates particularly on the quality and finesse in the tannins. These wines are refined, well-balanced and complex, with intense colour and a velvety texture. They boast an excellent ageing potential. Saint Julien is the smallest appellation in the Médoc in size (with its 920 hectares-2272 acres), yet the most well-known. 11 classified growths ( of which 5 second growths) represent 82% of the appellation’s vineyard.