"When you are second, you try harder"
This famous expression resonates thoroughly with Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Bordeaux's prestigious Second Growth.
Ever since it was taken over by the high-profile Cuvelier family in 1920, Chateau Leoville Poyferre has gone from strength to strength.
The legendary late Emile Peynaud, a gifted taster, scientist, teacher, and oenologist, was brought into the team. The famous Michel Roland's expertise was also enlisted. A 19-year replanting program was instituted; they are surely in for the long-run. Winemaking facilities were continuously transformed and improved to bring out the best of the grapes. They try harder, each time.
Today, Chateau Leoville Poyferre is one of Bordeaux's finest and most exciting estates. This is immediately reflected when one tastes the wine.