Chateau de Pibarnon
It has been said that Pibarnon has a secret ! How else could an estate created out of wild scrubland in 1977 become one of the undisputed leaders of this famous appellation.
It has been said that Pibarnon has a secret ! How else could an estate created out of wild scrubland in 1977 become one of the undisputed leaders of this famous appellation. No doubt several factors contribute to the “secret” but most important must be the high limestone content in the ancient triassic soil. It is also worth noting that the vineyards are the highest in the appellation, with fine sunny exposures to ripen the grapes and cooling evening breezes to preserve fine aromatic complexity. This is a classic case of “terroir” driving quality.
Comte de Saint Victor is assisted with the vineyard management and wine making by his enthusiastic son Eric. His wife, Catherine, redesigned and rebuilt the old Provencal house with such impeccable taste that numerous magazines have been to photograph and report on her achievements. The family commitment to hard work is also part of the “secret”. Pibarnon is now to be found on the tables of the leading restaurants of France, enjoying a prestige and notoriety that usually takes more than a lifetime to accomplish.