Château Picoron is a 5 hectare vineyard planted on a ridge extension of the Saint-Émilion clay and limestone plateau in Côtes de Bordeaux. 

Founded in 1570 by the Picoron family, Château Picoron has a long history of wine.  Today Château Picoron is operated by Australians, Frank and Glenda Kalyk.  What they produce is as much a celebration of the history of their winery, as it is the future.  Château Picoron is a coming together of France and Australia, old and new, past and future.

Château Picoron does not produce to be compared, but to express a wine which is uniquely theirs – not a blend of acres of vines, but a transparent expression of a specific place.  The wines are vinified plot by plot (each less than half a hectare), some producing only a few thousand bottles (no more than 2500 cases per year in total), and the result is a clean expression of terroir.

Winemaker, Stephane Apelbaum, believes nature to be his greatest collaborator, preferring a minimal intervention to vineyard management and winemaking. Château Picoron vines are not irrigated, the wines are produced sustainably, and the winery is on a journey toward organic conversion.

Château Picoron ‘Petit Picoron’ Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux AOC Merlot 2017 View Tasting Notes

The south facing ridge shielded Château Picoron from the Bordeaux Spring frost which impacted most other wineries, making 2017 a vintage to celebrate!   An aromatic bouquet of ripe red fruit, vanilla and spices, mouth-watering fresh berries and light tannins.  Perfect balance of strength and freshness. Only 1400 cases were produced from the rolling clay and limestone hills of Château Picoron. …

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Château Picoron Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux AOC Merlot 2015 View Tasting Notes

This exceptional Bordeaux wine is from carefully selected plots on the continuation of Saint-Émilion’s celebrated limestone ridge, the perfect terroir to grow a beautiful 100% Merlot. Summer 2015 in Bordeaux was flawless.  Warm dry days provided uninterrupted ripening for the Merlot berries, producing a dense, complex wine.  Rich aromas of lightly stewed fruit, truffles and vanilla, layered with creamy tannins…

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