Chateau le Bon Pasteur
Pomerol - Chateau le Bon Pasteur
Château Latour-Martillac, previously Château La Tour-Martillac and known as Kressmann La Tour, is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, rated a Cru Classé (Classed Growth) in the 1953 Classification of Graves wine.
Chateau Le Bon Pasteur is owned by the Goldin Group, which is headed by Sutong Pan. Prior to that, the property was owned managed by Michel Rolland, and Dany Rolland, the famous Bordeaux consultants.
The 6.62 hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Le Bon Pasteur is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Interestingly, a portion of Bon Pasteur is located in St. Emilion. This situation is not uncommon in Pomerol.
The Pomerol appellation encompasses a multitude of micro-terroirs. What makes Château Le Bon Pasteur, with a total surface area of 6.7 hectares, so unusual is that it is located on the border between two world-famous regions: Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. As opposed to the great châteaux of the Médoc, the vineyard is not in a single block, but spread out over 21 plots. This patchwork of terroirs accounts for the wine’s considerable complexity, deep colour and delicate bouquet, as well as a softness typical of Pomerol and a generous, powerful side reminiscent of Saint-Emilion…
Deep color and delicate bouquet, as well as a softness typical of Pomerol and a generous, powerful side reminiscent of Saint-Emilion are the hallmarks of the wines of Château Le Bon Pasteur. This extraordinary complexity results from the mosaic of identities of its 21 cadastered plots in the Pomerol appellation, to the French border of St. Emilion.
Production averages close to 2,500 cases of Pomerol wine per vintage. There is a second wine, L'étoile Bon Pasteur.