Winemaking

Château de Pez oak casks
Château de Pez oak casks

Winemaking Style

The Château de Pez estate covers more than 26 hectares. The wines are left to ferment in traditional oak vats before being blended, and left to develop for a period of 16 to 18 months in oak barrels, 40 percent of them new.

Pez’s philosophy is to use a natural approach to vineyard management, limiting the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides.

The wine is fermented 21 days on the skin in temperature-controlled large vats. After one year. in barrel, the wine is fined using fresh egg whites. Absolutely no filtration takes place. Then it is aged in wood (40% new oak) for 16-18 months.

Pez is an elegant wine with a fine balance and soft tannins, not rustic and masculine like traditional St. Estèphe wines.