A surprisingly great pairing with hearty fish courses with a creamy sauce base.
Pairs well with creamy pastas with mushroom and intense cheeses.
Best served with classic meat dishes, including veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roasted chicken, and braised beef.
Chateau de Pez was later owned by the Pontac family. The Pontac family are known for creating the vineyard and estate that later became what we know of as Chateau Haut Brion in Pessac Leognan. Chateau de Pez became the property of the state during the French Revolution and was eventually sold at auction.
Like every vineyard in the Medoc, Chateau de Pez passed through a countless array of owners until it was purchased in 1995 by Jean-Claude Rouzaud. Rouzaud is best known for the Roederer Champagne house, the maker of the famous, high-end Champagne Cristal. However, the Rouzaud family had several other important investments in Bordeaux including Pichon Comtessede Lalande in Pauillac, Chateau Bernadotte, and Chateau Haut-Beausejour, both of which are also located in Saint Estephe.
The vineyard of de Pez has good natural drainage because the slopes rise to almost 17 meters. The Saint Estephe vineyard of Chateau de Pez is planted to a vine density of 9,000 vines per hectare. The vines average 25 years of age
In 2018, the Chateau completed construction on an all-new, modernized cellar which allows for a parcel by parcel vinification.
To produce the wine of Chateau de Pez, vinification takes place in both traditional, large, oak, wood vats and conical, stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak and steel tanks. The wine is then aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for an average of 15 months before bottling. In most vintages, the production of Chateau de Pez is close to 18,500 cases per year.