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Chateau La Pointe

Pomerol - Chateau La Pointe


The formation of Chateau La Pointe dates all the way back to the middle of the 19th century. The estate found the inspiration for its name due to the unusual, triangular shape of their Pomerol vineyards. 

Things change at Chateau La Pointe after the property was purchased by the d’Arfeuille family in 1941, who later purchased Chateau La Serre in St. Emilion. Following their ownership, Chateau La Pointe was sold to the French insurance company, Generali France in 2007. 


The philosophy in a Grand Cru is not to force the plant to produce maximum yield but rather to bring out the full potential of the terroir, taking into account the diversity of the various soil types as well as the natural differences between each vine plant.

The 23 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Chateau La Pointe is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The property is one of the larger vineyards in the tiny, Pomerol appellation. Most of their vineyards are placed just north of Catusseau, close to Libourne, with the exception of 1 parcel, situated close to Trotanoy. 


Chateau La Pointe produces more than 12,000 cases of Pomerol wine per year from their Right Bank estate. There is a second wine, Pomerol de la Pointe. The name of the second wine has changed as it was previously known as La Pointe Riffat.