Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande,
Deuxième Grand Cru Classé (2nd Growth), Pauillac
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, also called Château Pichon Comtesse is one of the fifteen Second Growths in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
The estate covers 92 hectares and is situated along the Gironde Estuary just next to Château Latour. It was once part of the larger Pichon estate, which was also including Château Pichon Longueville Baron. In 1850, the estate was divided into the two current Pichon estates. New winemaking facilities were built in 2013.
Château Pichon Comtesse produces an average of 15,000 cases per vintage as well as a second wine named Réserve de Pichon Comtesse (Réserve de la Comtesse before 2017).
Planted grape varieties are 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 7 % Cabernet Franc and 3 % Petit Verdot.
Since 2007, the Château is the property of the Rouzaud family, which also owns the Champagne house Louis Roederer.
Photos courtesy of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Photo credit: Gunther Vicente and François Poincet