Château Mancèdre

In a region where foreign investors rule, it is quite impressive to find a new, small, family-owned and operated winery. The Trocard family discovered to their surprise that their grandparents had six hectares in Pessac-Leognan that were not planted; Jean Trocard invested in the family farm, planted vines and renovateded the estate in 1993. With his experience at other estates, he is now crafting an exceptional Pessac-Leognan with finesse, spice and body. He green harvests to keep yields down and harvests by hand. The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (1/3 new). Ideally, Pessac-Leognan is kept for 5-6 years before opening the bottle; while this red shows great aging potential, with a little breathing time in the glass, it is delicious young as well.