“Keep it simple”
LE PIN & L'IF
“Keep it simple”
Nestled in the heart of Pomerol’s plateau, Le Pin has been under the ownership of Jacques Thienpont since 1979. This vineyard, encompassing a mere 2 hectares, is divided into 7 distinct plots. The estate boasts a 100% Merlot composition, thriving in a soil blend of gravelly clay and sandy gravel with traces of iron.
The winemaking process at Château Le Pin is a true labor of love. Every step, from the hand-harvesting of the grapes to the gentle vinification and careful aging in oak barrels, is executed with utmost precision and attention to detail. This meticulous approach allows the wines to fully express the nuances of their terroir.
Today, Château Le Pin remains a jewel of the Bordeaux wine world, sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. Its limited production and unwavering commitment to excellence have cemented its status as one of the most coveted and iconic wineries in the world. Château Le Pin stands as a testament to the profound impact that a small estate can have, showcasing the power of passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of winemaking perfection.
L’If, acquired by Jacques Thienpont in 2010, enjoys an ideal location on the plateau of Saint Emilion, facing the village and neighboring Château Troplong Mondot. The new owner changed the property’s name in line with Le Pin (the pine tree), while L’If means ‘the yew tree.’
With meticulous precision, four out of 8 hectares of vines were uprooted and replanted, demonstrating a distinct approach tailored to each parcel, both in the vineyard and the winery. Displaying a bright ruby garnet color, the wine impresses with its remarkable freshness and purity. From the outset, it delights the senses with juicy aromas of red fruit, offering a lively and attractive taste, as well as a beautifully refined tannic structure.