Located at the doorstop of Bordeaux, Pessac-Léognan is protected from cutting winds by a forest and possesses a soil comprised of gravel with pebbles carried by the Garonne two millennia ago. The terroir of Pessac-Léognan gives its wines a robust and complex personality. The dominant grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, elected for its powerful structure and firm tannins, and Merlot, for its roundness, fruitiness providing flexibility.
However, one also finds traces of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenère scattered within the appellation. With 16 Grand Crus, red and white (main varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), it is the appellation which everyone agrees that the word “elegance“ best describes it and was created in 1987.