Owned by Axa Millésimes, Château Petit Village is surrounded by the châteaux of Certan de May, La Conseillante and Bearegard. The vineyard consists of a single block of 10.5 hectares, planted on the upper part of the Pomerol plateau. The terroir is made up of deep gravel coated with light clay on a subsoil of iron-rich clay, or alios, characteristic of Pomerol's great wines. The soil is uniform throughout the vineyard. The Axa Millésimes group has carried out major modernisation work in the winery with the assistance of consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt.
About the cuvée
The wines are vinified plot by plot and then aged for about 15 months in oak barrels that are 70% renewed each year. Rich and concentrated, they are intense and full-bodied, and have an excellent aging potential.
The best vintages for Château Petit Village :
2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959, 1953, 1945
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.