Château Pessan

Graves AOC – Bordeaux – France

The history of Château Pessan through the centuries has been intimately linked to that of Portets. As far back as you go, you can find traces of the fiefdom of Pessan, neighboring the lands owned by the Baron de Gascq, and on which King Henry IV decided to erect a watchtower to watch over the upstream parts of the Bordeaux area on the Garonne.

The Bournazel family acquired the property in 1999.

The vineyard of Pessan extends over 12 ha in the heart of the village of Portets, 20 km south-east of Bordeaux. Located on the left bank of the Garonne, this particular terroir is called Graves, and is made of a combination of pebbles and clayey soil.


Gravel and clay-limestone


12 ha in Portets
Grape varieties
65 % Merlot
35 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Serving temperature : 17 / 18 °C
Decant 1 to 2 hours before serving
The wine is not treated, deposit is natural
Grilled red meat or meat in sauce, soft and hard cheeses and chocolate desserts
Yield : 50 hl / ha
Sorting grapes on the vine
Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated vats
Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Matured in barrels for 12 months, 30% of which are new
Bottled at the château and then left to rest for a minimum of 1 year