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Chateau Petit Village
   
   

Chateau Petit Village

   
   

Location: Chateau Petit Village is located near the town of Catusseau on a clay/gravel plateau in Pomerol. Pomerol is a 'right bank' appellation in the Bordeaux region is southwestern France.

   
   

Vineyards: 27 acres in a triangle shape with a gravel soil. The subsoil is primarily composed of clay containing iron oxide and other minerals. The vineyards were mostly planted in the early 1960's.

   
   

Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

   
   

Vinification & Aging: The wines are aged in oak barrels before bottling and release. Petit-Village produces wines of great finesse with an underlying strength and power.

   
   

History: The chateau is said to have gained its name from the 'little village' impression given by the main house and the other farm buildings around a central courtyard. The early history of the chateau is not entirely known but we are aware that the property was already planted to vines by the mid to late 1700's. In the more recent past, we know that Petit-Village was purchased by Fernand Ginestet in 1919 and was later owned by Bruno Prats before the insurance company AXA purchased it in 1989.