Saint-Julien Deuxième (second) Cru Classé Château Léoville Poyferré
was acquired in 1920 by the Cuvelier family, who were wine négociants in Lille since 1804. The property covers 80 hectares (198 acres) in the heart of the Médoc.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc are coplanted on this fabulous terroir of Garonne gravel, and 20 hectares (49 acres) of the property are destined for the château's second label, Château Moulin Riche. Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Château Le Crock in Saint-Estèphe, acquired in 1903 by the Cuvelier family, enjoys the same meticulous care that is employed at their main property. Surrounded by Grands Crus Classés Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Montrose, Château Le Crock covers 32 hectares (79 acres) of vineyards, of which the oldest and best-situated vines produce its flagship wine, while the rest go to a second label, La Croix Saint-Estèphe.
Through an efficient program of reorganization and modernization, Didier Cuvelier has successfully made Château Léoville Poyferré one of the stars of Saint-Julien. All methods used in the vineyards and cellar have the single aim of obtaining the highest possible quality: low yields, manual harvest, ruthless sorting, vinifications supervised by oenologist Michel Rolland, and fermentation in barriques (oak barrels of 225 liters).
More informations on the website Léoville Poyferré