Terroir and Vineyards


Château de Pez is located west of the town of Saint-Estèphe. The estate consists of 30 continuous hectares (74 acres), with 26 hectares (64 acres) under vine, planted to prime grape varieties, mainly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vineyard dominates a high plateau with well-exposed slopes. From a summit of 18 metres (59'), the land descends northward to 12 metres (39'). The soil is composed of one metre of Günzian gravel (deposited during the first period of glaciation during the Pleistocene epoch) overlying the calcareo- argillaceous bedrock of Saint-Estèphe. Ancient drainage ditches conduct runoff towards the roads surrounding the unit formed by the property.

Since 1920, pruning at Pez has been conducted according to the Traditional Double Guyot Médoc method. Vines are planted on the square, i.e., at 120 cm (nearly 4') intervals in both directions. A single rootstock is used, Riparia Gloire.