Pauillac AOC

Capital of the Médoc wine region from the left bank of Bordeaux, the port town of Pauillac gave its name to an appellation of great terroir. With eighteen classified growths, including three first growths (Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château LaTour), the reputation of the appellation lives up to its terroir and its history inherited from the old lordships from the 17th and 18th centuries. Pauillac wines combine finesse and tannic power, the corollary of which is an exceptional ability to age.

Full-bodied, powerful and structured, Pauillac wines find their perfect expression on the palate. Their character evolves over time. When young, they are marked by their strong tannic presence which can give them a firm side but which allows them to successfully cope with quite tasty dishes. Over the years, as the tannins round out and the aromas open up, they quickly lose their aggressiveness to acquire a fine and delicate character, while retaining great power. It is this mixture of body and elegance that invites them to be served with dishes that are both strong and refined, such as game, fine fish, mushroom fricassee, red meat, game and leg of lamb.