Chateau Bruilleau, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Bruilleau is a garage wine from Pessac Leognan. The region, outside the city of Bordeaux is famous for its hilly landscape, gravel soils and warm ripening weather. This is a small winery, 5 minutes down the road from Domaine Chevalier and other famous properties amongst the area. This winery is ran by husband and wife team Nadine and Serge Bedicheau. They are really hard workers, in the fifth generation of the family. The winery is off the main road, hidden and spread out amongst 5 different outhouses and if you stood outside, you would have no idea that a winery housing some of the best wines in the region is inside these buildings. It is remarkable, and the wines sensational.
If you like Bordeaux, try Pessac Leognan. The wines from this region do not sell as well as they should. These were the words of wine journalist Jane Anson who is a foremost authority when it comes to Bordeaux. She has lived there since 2003 and wrote many books on the subject. The Red is also currently from the 2016 vintage, which was hailed as the greatest vintage of the century so far by Master of Wine Andy Howard of Decanter Magazine.
The vineyard occupies just ten hectares of vines including 2 hectares of white. We currently have the 2016 red in stock, and the white is on the way. Move over Burgundy - there is a new sheriff in town. The white is a remarkable wine with lots of minerality and freshness. It lingers for a long time and is full of flavours of apricot, pineapples, white flowers and citrus fruits.
On a recent visit to the area, Will and Anne met with Nadine and Serge and got to see first hand how much dedication they put into their wines. We are extremely proud to represent their wines in Ireland and believe you will be as impressed as us should you get to try them for yourself.