Vineyard

Château de Pez vineyards
Château de Pez vineyards

Vineyard Overview

Château de Pez covers 74 continuous acres, with 64 acres of prime vineyards planted mainly with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes and small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The vineyard dominates a high plateau with well-exposed slopes. From a summit of 18 meters, the land descends northward to 12 meters. The soil is composed of one meter of Günzian gravel overlying the calcareo-argillaceous bedrock of Saint-Estèphe. Ancient drainage ditches conduct runoff towards the roads surrounding the unit formed by the property. 

Since 1920, pruning at Pez has been conducted according to the traditional Double Guyot Médoc method. Vines are planted on the square at 120cm intervals in both directions. A single rootstock is used, Riparia Gloire.