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Chateau Pedesclaux

Pauillac, Bordeaux • France

In the hands of Jacky Lorenzetti—proprietor of Château Lilian Ladouys in Saint-Estèphe—since 2009, the wines of Pedesclaux, an original 5th cru classé, have seen a surge in quality that warrants great attention. Focus is simply on sustainable practices in the vineyards and proper handling in the cellars.

people sorting grapes in large warehouse room with steel tables

In 2018, 50% of the vineyards were being farmed using organic and biodynamic methods. Since 2019, all of their vineyards have been farmed organically, and in 2022, Château Pedesclaux plans to be certified 100% organic.

The small two-hectare parcel with Haut-Médoc designation has a composition similar to that of the Pauillac bottlings—with about equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Broad in palate expression, with great balance, Pedesclaux’s offerings tend to be a style that can be enjoyed at younger ages than their peers.


Le Haut-Médoc de Pedesclaux, Haut-Médoc

brown cows in green pasture
large steel fermenting wine tanks
hand holding the root of a grapevine
dark basement cellar with bottles lining the walls
white wine label with red text and red and yellow illustration of chateau building