Saint Julien Protected Designation of Origin, and Second Great Classed Growth.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre has been in the Cuvelier family for more than a century. It is a Saint Julien Second Grand Cru Classe (classification of 1855). This estate is located in the North of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Garonne. Thanks to huge financial investments, the Leoville Poyferre estate's goal is to be the most successful of the region (estate's expansions, planting of 30 Ha by 1998, wineries modernisation, help from the oenologist Michel Rolland, and use of a greater quantity of new oak for the ageing process). Today, Domaine Leoville Poyferre covers 80 hectares of 30-year-old vines that grow on Garonne gravels soils, and which are grown according to the sustainable winegrowing principles.
Chateau Leoville Poyferre creates 2 Bordeaux red wine cuvees : Leoville Poyferre's Great Wine, and a second wine called "Le Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre" made from young grape varieties that were not selected for the first cuvee. The 2 red wines produced by Chateau Leoville Poyferre are blended wines made from 4 different French grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (65% of the vineyard), Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Domaine Leoville Poyferre's great wine shows deep colour. It's a full-bodied and vivid wine that displays spicy flavours. Its elegance and its remarkable ageing potential (8 to 25 years and more) have made this cellar-bound wine worldwide famous since the 1990s. Here are Domaine Leoville Poyferre's best vintages: 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1990, 1982. Honourable mention to the 2009 vintage that received the best « tasting note » score of 100 from Robert Parker, which made that wine one of the best reviewed in the world. The estate's second wine, "Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre", is a balance, fruity wine that is easy to drink but still of great quality. It's a more accessible wine.
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