Our First Label Wine

Château Le Pin

Vintage 2008

«Bordeaux beyond the Grands Crus…».
Over 150 wines, both AOC Bordeaux and AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, from 2008 and 2009 were tasted. A real name to look out for, this wine has a rich deep cherry colour, with mid to full intensity. Very clear blackcurrant on the palate, with a spicy damson edge, coming from the blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet France, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. A wine to make you smile. Consultant here is Stephane Derenoncourt.

**** (4 Stars) | DECANTER MAGAZINE, November 2010

Cultivation area

8,00 ha

Planting density

7,000 vines per hectare

Average age of the stock

28 years

Cultivated grape varieties

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil type

Clay Limestone

Techniques in the vineyard

Bordelaise pruning with two branches with 4 buds each, de-budding, green harvesting, leaf removal, manual harvesting in small boxes and baskets.

Manual harvesting in boxes


4.10.2021 to 11.10.2021


35 hl/ha

Our ratings

Interview mit dem Önologen Stéphane Derenoncourt über den Bordeaux-Jahrgang 2008:

“In spite of another heterogeneous crop, Stéphane Derenoncourt insists that 2008 is a very good, in some cases a great, vintage. Tasters at the Primeurs are in for some positive surprises, he promises.”

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Wine making techniques

Picking up the crop after manual harvesting on automatic sorting table
Alcoholic fermentation of whole grapes in cement tanks for 24 days
Careful extraction by gentle, mechanical stirring with a specially made stirring rod.

Subsequent gentle use of a vertical basket press
Separation of the pressed wines,
Aging in separate batches until the final assemblage.

Malolactic fermentation in barrels

Maturation in barrels

50% new barrels
50% barrels of a wine

Maturation period

12 – 14 months


30 % Taransaud
30 % Anna-Selektion
40 % Darnajou


Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon

Potential alcohol content


Production in bottles of this vintage

about 10 000

Oenological advice

Stéphane Derenoncourt


Contains sulfites


Lamb, beef, veal

strong pasta sauces



Region and vineyards

Chateau le Pin Beausoleil is grown on the best plots of the estate, one of 5 hectares near the chateau, in Saint-Vincent de Pertignas, on a beautifully situated, well drained clay-limestone plateau and on a smaller plot of 2 hectares in Merignas, in the middle of a small forest, the soil here also has a wonderful clay-limestone structure.

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