Named for its position between Château Petrus and Château La Fleur, Château La Fleur-Pétrus is an historic estate dating to the 18th century and with a long reputation for producing great wines. In 1950 Château La Fleur-Pétrus became Jean-Pierre Moueix' first vineyard purchase. His son Christian has overseen the re-ascension of this estate to the top of Pomerol's hierarchy, first in his incredibly meticulous vineyard care, and then through the addition of an important parcel in the 1990s.
|Appellation||Lalande de Pomerol|
|Winery||Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix|
|Varietal(s)||Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%|
This wine is elegant but possesses nice depth of fruit that is layered and complex. Gentle layers - plum, blackberries and Chinese red dates. Satisfying length. Well made 2011.
Enjoy at 2018 to 2030
In the cellar, vinifications are extremely precise but quite traditional: vinification in cement and stainless steel, aging in oak barriques for 18-22 months.
Situated in Libourne along the Dordogne River, the Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix was founded in 1937. It deals exclusively with the Right Bank and Northern red wines of Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Canon-Fronsac and Fronsac.
The Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix also owns and distributes some of the best and most famous chateaux in each area including Petrus, La Fleur, Trotanoy, Magdelaine, Lagrange and La Fleur-Petrus. Currently it specializes as a negociant house focusing on the Libourne area, dealing exclusively with quality wines from select small chateaux.