• Rising Stars

Château Picque Caillou

  • Bordeaux


The Château Picque Caillou is located at the entrance of the city of Bordeaux. It was built in 1755 by the famous architect Jean Laclotte. It is one of the last historical buildings facing the urbanisation of the city. Right in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, it neighbours the prestigious Château Haut-Brion and Château Pape Clément. In 2006, under the initiative of Paulin Calvet, a Bordeaux trader, the history of the Château took another twist. He surrounded himself with the best oenologists and developed the vinification methods to put the emphasis on the aromas, elegance and purity of the wines. The property enjoys an exceptional terroir with a Günzian gravel soil and a subsoil composed of fine filtering gravel. It gives the wines great finesse and superb long-keeping potential. Moreover, the name of the Château refers to its stony soil, emblematic of Graves terroirs. The vineyard is spread over 21 hectares of vines, including 20 hectares of red grape varieties, dedicated to the First wine, and 1 hectare of white varieties. This still little-known Château produces a silky wine with flavours of black fruit, while being lively and pronounced in the mouth.

Grape varieties

  • Sauvignon Blanc 12%

  • Sémillon 1%

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 52%

  • Merlot 31%

  • Petit Verdot 4%