Legend has it that the knights and ‘Frères Hospitaliers’ of Saint John of Jerusalem were the first to cultivate the vine in Pomerol. Viticulture was developed here from the 19th Century onwards and above all during the 20th Century. The vineyard of Petit-Village is situated at the highest level of the gravel plateau which constitutes the heart of Pomerol, as you leave the village of Catusseau. Petit-Village is a vineyard in one single parcel which forms an equilateral triangle of 11 hectares. Its soil is composed of deep gravel on a base soil of chalk and clay, with layers of red iron residue.At Petit-Village, the concentration of gravel in the soil allows the plantation of an unusual proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (17%).The successful blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc produces a wine different from the other Pomerols. The Cabernet Sauvignon gives a deepness and a structure which will enable a long ageing. Associated with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the wine presents a complexity of aromas, violet, underwood, red berries, chocolate, with a long and delicate finish. The wines of Petit-Village possess the richness and incomparable finesse of great Pomerol. The robe is a beautiful deep red, the nose aromatic and intense. In the mouth, the tannins are supple, fleshy and powerful. The structure is balanced and silky.