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.
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.