Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre 2008
Grape Varieties: Bordeaux Blends
Additional Information: Second wine of Chateau Léoville Poyferré
Pavillon de Léoville-Poyferré is the second wine of Château Léoville-Poyferré in St.-Julien. The estate is a Second Growth Bordeaux. Along with Léoville-Las-Cases and Léoville-Barton, Léoville-Poyferré was part of a large estate in the Medoc owned by the Marquis de Léoville. After the French revolution the estate was divided and sold at public auction, where the portion that is now Château Léoville-Poyferré was bought by Monsieur Poyferré. Today the estate is owned and run by Didier Cuvelier and his family and the quality of the wines has soared with modernization of the cellars and other improvements. The estate is made up of 197 acres planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Pavillon de Léoville-Poyferré is made from younger vines on the estate, but shares the same style as the main label wine.