Pierre de Lune is a relatively new property that was created in 1999 by two talented young winemakers, Véronique and Tony Ballu, and has since earned critical acclaim. Tony Ballu was previously the steward at Château Clos-Fourtet, a Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé. The couple bought a one-hectare plot of vines in the Saint-Emilion appellation with a view to creating a new wine: Château Pierre de Lune. The wines are vinified with the advice of Stéphane Derenoncourt.
The small vineyard is located in the town of Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens, in the Saint · Emilion appellation, near the menhir of Pierrefite. The soil, composed of gravel and sand on deep gravel, will produce a wine of great finesse and perfect elegance.
Wine – To develop a high-quality wine, you must first control the yields in the vineyard, which allows you to obtain very ripe grapes with a high concentration of materials.
The vintages from 1999 to 2001 contain 100% Merlot. From 2002 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is used in the composition of the wine. Ageing in oak barrels gives the wine a balance, finesse and complexity ideal for a long-ageing vintage. Pa r la su ite, combining traditional methods with modern technique, the winemaking is done with great respect for the fruit, without brutality, in search of a delicate and concentrated extraction, thus promoting all the expression of the terroir. All the donations made, whether in the vineyard or in the winery, involve constant and long-term work, since it takes almost three years to obtain a bottle of such quality. Each year, on average, only 3000 bottles come out of the cellar, which makes Château Pierre de Lune a wine as rare as it is prestigious.
Minerality, smoke, earth and fresh berries with round textures and a jammy, cocoa- and berry-filled finish are found in the wine.