Château HOSANNA marries elegance and depth and could become, thanks to the delicate touch of the Cabernet Franc, a feminine counterpart to Château PETRUS. The 4.45 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Hosanna is located close to Vieux Chateau Certan and Certan de May and not far from Petrus on the famous Pomerol plateau. The vines are between 25 and 50 years of age, with an average of 40 years and planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. The wine of Hosanna is aged in close to 50% new, French oak barrels for between 12 to 14 months. The aging can be slightly longer, depending on the character and quality of the vintage. The wine is racked 3-4 times per year and is fined using egg whites in the second winter in an effort to produce the best Pomerol wine possible. The wines of Chateau Hosanna are vinified at Providence, another Pomerol estate owned by Ets Moueix. Once the production of Providence was discontinued, the estate was renamed La Fleur Petrus, which is now where Hosanna is being produced. Not much wine is made at this small Pomerol estate, in fact the average annual production of Hosanna is close to 1,500 cases.