Château Picque Caillou
Builtin 1755, Château Picque Caillou is located on the outskirts of the city of Bordeaux, in the historic Pessac-Léognan appellation, the cradle of regional winegrowing.
A close neighbour of the prestigious Châteaux Haut-Brion and Pape Clément, Picque Caillou has stony soil deposited by the Garonne River over the centuries (as reflected by its name, since caillou means “pebble” in French). Consisting of fine gravel, the well-drained subsoil is responsible for wines of great finesse, elegance, and with ageing potential.
In 2007, Paulin Calvet took over management and breathed new life into the estate, which quickly gained recognition from wine professionals, who acknowledged its fine, reliable quality. That same year, consulting oenologists Professor Denis Dubourdieu and Madame Valérie Lavigne began providing technical assistance to the new team. Their combined efforts have resulted in first-class wines of remarkable balance and delicacy that are highly representative of the famous Pessac-Léognan appellation.