>> Thursday, 15 September 2011
Statue of Saint Peter at the winery. Chateau Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Château Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Chateau Petrus is in the commune Pomerol on the "right bank" in Bordeaux. It is a small vineyard but it makes one of Bordeaux' most expensive wines. It is part of the Moueix family wine empire.
The vineyard extends over some 12 hectares planted almost exclusively with merlot grapes. The only other grape variety used is cabernet franc but it only accounts for 5%, and is not always used in the final blend.
The "chateau" itself is really nothing but an admittedly rather grand looking wine cellar. It was recently renovated and fenced in, perhaps understandably considering the number of people who stop outside to look each year. On can from the outside admire the carved stone statue of Petrus, of course, and also a rather more frivolous statue of two naked ladies and a satyr (?) harvesting wine. This latter is somewhat more difficult to access.
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Bordeaux Pomerol Chateau Petrus stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson