Founded in the 17th century, this 4th Grand Cru Classé was broken up and scattered as a result of various legacies. In 1982, through a combination of luck and perseverance, Henri Martin managed to redesign the estate, as it was called in 1855, the year of the famous classification. Since then, thanks to the dedication of its owners, Saint-Pierre has become widely known as a perfect representative of the Saint-Julien Grands Crus Classés.
It is well known that Saint-Julien is the smallest of the four major Médoc appellations, but it has a great reputation! This appellation boasts the highest concentration of “1855 crus classés”: 11 on 900 hectares. There are no lesser wines in Saint-Julien ... It is even said that Saint-Julien is the quintessence of the Médoc wines, which strike a balance between the softness and femininity of Margaux and the strength of Pauillac. It offers the delicious fullness, fruit and delicacy of the former, along with the robustness and texture of the last one.
Saint-Julien wines are generally characterized by their excellent harmony and great finesse, their refined, elegant, typical aromas of red berries and undergrowth, their high-quality tannins and their strength and richness. The Haut-Médoc appellation covers 4,567 hectares. The soils are mainly layers of Garonne gravel on which Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot thrive to make it a well-known and appreciated terroir.