Sigis Wines for March & April

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Location:Sigis

White Wine Tasting Notes
Brilliant gold-tinted color. Discreet but complex nose. Supple attack, refined on the mid-palate with plenty of ripe fruit, ending with a smooth finish.

Red Wine Tasting Notes
Vibrant red robe. Intense nose of spices, red fruits and vanilla. Medium-bodied in the mouth with red cherries, cassis, and lightly grilled oak flavors. Silky tannins and nice long finish.

Background

Château Picque Caillou was built in 1780 in what was then the country-side outside of Bordeaux, but has now become a part of the growing city of Bordeaux. The illustrious Chateau Haut Brion is just a few hundred meters away (15 minute walk). In fact, it is one of the few estates, along with its neighbors Haut Brion and Pape Clement, that have resisted the development urge and preserved their extraordinary terroir to make un-forgettable wines. The Pessac-Leognan appellation, which was created in 1987, is reserved for the most exclusive estates in the well known Graves region.

Picque Caillou is owned by Isabelle and Paulin Calvet (cousins of Jean-Christophe & Margaret Calvet), who took over the management of the estate in 1995, and purchased it in 1997. This dynamic couple has brought a fresh burst of life to this property. Since the initial involvement of the famous winemaker Denis Dubourdieu, his partner, Valerie Lavigne took over as head consultant oenologist. Picque Caillou is now producing superb wines that win awards and accolades every year.