Le Pin is from the Pomerol appellation. The unusually small estate is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary in the commune of Pomerol near the hamlet of Catusseau, and its wine is frequently one of the world’s most expensive red wines.
Le Pin is the forerunner of the “garagiste” wine movement, more often associated with Saint-Émilion than Pomerol, which is typified by small-scale productions with meticulous attention to detail, word-of-mouth marketing and distinctive wines.
The vineyards extend over a mere 2 hectares of sandy gravel topsoil on a bedrock of limestone. Typically 600 to 700 cases are produced per year, although in 2003 no wine was produced because of drought and heatwave during that year.