SAINT-EMILION PORTES OUVERTES 2015: TASTING THE 2014 VINTAGE AT CHATEAU PIPEAU
From 1st to 3rd may 2015
DISCOVER THE 2014 VINTAGE IN THE CELLARS OF CHÂTEAU PIPEAU FROM 1ST TO 3RD MAY 2015.
The Mestreguilhem family also invites you to a winemaker’s lunch at their estate during the Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes.
TASTE THE 2014 VINTAGE BEFORE IT IS OUT
For the Mestreguilhems, the Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes are “a not-to-be-missed event”, says Jean, head of Château Pipeau, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Attached to human-scale wine growing, Jean Mestreguilhem remarks that: “Saint-Emilion fans really appreciate coming to the farm, to taste and to meet those who make the wine”
For three days, the winemaker will welcome visitors to “tastings in the cellar, in the middle of the vats”, in particular “to discover the 2014 vintage still in barrels”. Exclusively reserved for visitors: “For them to have a preview of the final result before bottling”.
A FRIENDLY MEAL TO ENJOY HOME COOKING
The winemaker’s lunch at Château Pipeau estate is also part of the Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes. Jean Mestreguilhem promises: “A very good time at the large tables where everyone sit down together to share a good menu prepared in a traditional way”. This closeness is a true philosophy,
dear to the family: “We have a very good credibility in the Bordeaux region through our way of working, because we deliver directly to our customers every Friday“. The origin of this practice dates back to the Jean Mestreguilhem’ great-grandmother “who used to deliver to the grocery stores, the canteens and the restaurants”.
“STAY TRUE TO OUR IDENTITY "
This strong family history is found in the winemaking, a fruitful collaboration between Jean Mestreguilhem and his father: “We have the same mindset, which allows us to have a real identity and that’s what people appreciate”. With the early harvest practices, fairly long maceration and ageing in new oak barrels, Château Pipeau wines have “a very good fruity taste, of red fruits, along with tannins and a wooden taste that rounds everything up”. The result leads to “wines that are powerful,
relatively round and enrobed to be tasted quite young”, explains Jean Mestreguilhem, before concluding: “We always try to stay true to our identity”.
Jean MESTREGUILHEM, owner of Château Pipeau
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