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Pessac-Léognan wine
Pessac-Léognan, a wine from Bordeaux France Vineyards

Pessac-Léognan, a part of the Graves, located just south of the city of Bordeaux, is home to the first growth estate Château Haut-Brion, as well as all the 1953 classified Graves Growths, including Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Château Laville Haut-Brion. In addition to wine production, the area is known for its crops of pine trees and vineyards are often separated by rows of forest trees. The soil of Pessac-Léognan is composed of gravel terraces with sediments from different geological eras.

Pessac-Léognan received appellation status in 1987 and produces both red and white wines. All of the estates named in the 1959 Graves classification are located in this appellation. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape variety, followed by Merlot and the white wine grapes Sauvignon blanc and Sémillon. The white wines of this area are barrel fermented and aged on their lees.

Production sites : Gradignan, Léognan, Martillac, Mérignac, Pessac , Saint-Médard-d’Eyrans, Talence, Villenave d’Ornon

Source:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, [Online]. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graves (accessed July 28, 2010)
Wikipedia, l’encyclopédie libre, [Online]. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pessac-L%C3%A9ognan_(AOC) (accessed July 28, 2010)

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