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Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix

Château Hosanna

2004

Pomerol

In early 1999, Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix purchased a property in Pomerol called Château Certan-Giraud. The property consisted of two distinctly different parcels; the parcel on the elevated part of the property was renamed Château Hosanna and the remaining parcel was later sold.

Additional Information

Bud breaking started on April 3rd under mild and slightly rainy conditions. The high temperatures of late May and beginning of June induced a quick and homogeneous flowering (June 5-10th) with a big production potential. A normal month of July was followed by a mild and rather humid August. An unexpected hot and dry month of September promoted the end of maturation and thus allowed for good quality grapes. Picking started on September 17 and finished on October 7, lasting for a long period under overall good climatic conditions.

The wines show a good intense color, with a normal evolution; on the nose, one finds a vivid bouquet with floral and fruits scents; on the palate, a good harmony and balance with fresh tannins ending on an aromatic and very pleasant finale. These are charming and typically Bordeaux wines in their complexity and finesse.

Technical Information

Appellation
Pomerol
Varietal(s)
69% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc
Aging
18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new
Avg Vine Age
40 years old
Soil Composition
Gravel and clay, with a subsoil with clay and iron deposits
Suggested Retail Price
$133