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Château Pichon-Longueville Lalande
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a Second Growth in the Pauillac appellation. The vineyard covers 75 hectares and lies on deep gravel beds over layers of clay, limestone and sand. The vines consist of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon vines; giving the wine structure, 35% Merlot; providing a certain roundness, 12% Cabernet Franc balancing the wine and 8% Petit Verdot to provide freshness. Together these characteristics provide a softer somewhat more feminine wine, particularly more so than its neighbouring estate Pichon Baron.