Since 1850, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has seen several personalities. From Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess of Lalande to May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, to current owner Frédéric Rouzaud, CEO of Champagne Louis Roederer, all of them have injected ambition and modernity into the estate. This is probably why the spirit of Pichon Comtesse is characterized by its independence of mind, its determination and its search of excellence.
Nicolas Glumineau, previously of Château Montrose in Saint-Estèphe, has been director of the estate since 2012, and everyone will be irresistibly attracted to the exquisite wine and this two-night, Left Bank getaway. Considered the most voluptuous Bordeaux wines produced in the Médoc, the 1988 Château Pichon Lalande Imperial you receive is at its peak maturity for your enjoyment.
You’ll be surrounded with feminine finesse and harmony at the grand Château, built in the 19th-century. Nestled within a rare cluster of trees and embraced by an exquisite covering of verdant vines, the estate’s home attracts visitors from around the world. With its blend of contemporary and antique furniture and rooms worthy of a palace, it emanates aristocratic simplicity in accordance with the ladylike nobility of its wines.
Two lucky couples will delight in a private tour through Château Pichon Lalande’s hallowed halls, along with breakfast daily, a private lunch and a wine tasting. Pichon’s wines are considered refined in nature and are described as subtle and elegant yet complex and sophisticated. They have an inexpressible way of being present in the inhabiting space. The wines, the Château, the impressive glassware collection, the garden and the recently renovated wine cellars…here at the estate, everything will offer you the blessing of moments out of time.
While in Bordeaux, you will also spend a complete day with Vignobles et Châteaux manager Patrick Marchal, enjoying wine tastings and tours in Saint-Émilion. Your day will begin with a private visit and tasting at Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarrosse Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion, considered the jewel of the appellation—and wrap up back in the lovely private lounge for an old vintage comparative tasting of famous Bordeaux wines. In between, you’ll enjoy more châteaux, vineyards, tours and tastings. You will also return home to a special six-bottle collection of 2016 Clos des Baies, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, a boutique winery on one-and-a-half acres owned by the winemaker from Château Ausone.
Both your feminine and masculine sides can get behind this bid.
Airfare to France and ground transportation while in Bordeaux is not included. Visit is to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates.
Nicolas Glumineau of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Patrick Marchal of Vignobles et Châteaux