Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron by Andras Kaldor



Title

Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron

Artist

Andras Kaldor

Ref GM604
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm)
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Description  
Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron is based in Pauillac, in the Bordeaux region of France. The chateau, generally known as Pichon Baron, is situated at the southern end of the Pauillac commune, near to the border with the St Julien-Beycheville appellation. Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron is also the name of the red wine produced by the property, which was classified as one of the 15 Deuxièmes Crus (second growths) in the original Bordeaux classification of 1855. Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron was once part of a larger estate, along with Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande, but the estate was divided into two in 1850, when the two sons of Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville were due to inherit two fifths of his properties under the new Napoleonic laws and his three daughters the other three fifths. In the end only one son, Raoul, survived to inherit Pichon Baron but, thereafter, the two properties were effectively run separately. The chateau itself, with its witch-hat turrets, has a fairytale quality and was built by Raoul de Pichon-Longueville in 1851, once he had had the old manor house on the site destroyed. It is now one of the best-known architectural features in the world of wine. The chateau has 70 hectares of vineyards, planted principally with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (35%) and Cabernet Franc (4%).