Our First Label Wine

Château Le Pin

Vintage 2018

The 2018 Le Pin Beausoleil is absolutely superb. A burst of sweet red fruit and floral notes make a strong first impression, but more than anything else the 2018 impresses for its energy, focus and overall balance. Once again, Le Pin Beausoleil is an overachiever in its peer group. The blend is 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. Merlot was affected more my mildew, which tilts the balance of the wine towards Franc, which is not a bad thing at all, as the 2018 is a jewel of a wine.

89-92 points - VINOUS by antonio galloni

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

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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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