Our family wine lovers since 1898 : four generations of passionate wine makers
1898, Jean Janoueix, Pierre Emmanuel’s great-grandfather, set up in his own right as a wine merchant.
1945, François, Pierre Emmanuel’s grandfather buys Château La Bastienne.
1964, Pierre Janoueix, Pierre Emmanuel’s father buys Château Grands Sillons Gabachot à Pomerol (today named Pierhem).
2000, Pierre-Emmanuel, 26 years old, decides to take over the vineyards.
The Vineyard extends over 14 ha (more or less 35 acres), planted mainly with Merlot grape variety on two locations and AOC
Pomerol: Chateau Pierhem : 2 ha, located on the south west facing slope of the plateau of Pomerol (eight thousand bottles per year)
Montagne Saint Emilion: Château La Bastienne : 12 ha located on the hill side of Neac Plateau, close to the La Lande de Pomerol AOC (fifty thousand bottles per year)
-are medium bodied, complex, fruity, well-structured (but with silky tannins), with a good balance between maturity and freshness (not over-ripped neither over concentrated).
The two key factors that explain the characteristics of our wines are:
• The qualities of the exceptional soils: marls with silty clayey, (Montagne), and sandy-gravely with iron oxides (Pomerol)
• combined with our know-how and expertise in the wine making process (Michel Rolland company advises)
All our wines are aged in french oak barrels (12 months for the Montagne, 18 months for the Pomerol).
After 15 years improving our quality and our sales on the french market, we want to develop on the European market.