Day 13

We are back in the Merlot camp with a blend coming your way!

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

“Château de Parenchère, whose foundations were built in 1570 by Pierre de Parenchières, is located at the eastern edge of the Bordeaux region, 38 kms from Saint-Emilion. It lies on the borders of the Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne departments, at the Perigord gateway. The estate extends over 188 hectares in one piece and includes a total of 69 hectares of vines planted on the best plots of the property. On these clay-limestone soils, the estate produces a range of white, rosé and red wines considered as one of the best values of Bordeaux.” https://www.parenchere.com/en/methods/our-winemaking-objective-and-process/

 

 

ABOUT THE WINE

“The estate’s traditional wine is produced using vines aged 20 years on average and is usually made up of all the different grape varieties grown on the property:

Therefore, the blend is generally around :

70% Merlot

20% Cabernet Sauvignon

9% Cabernet Franc

1% Malbec

This assemblage, however, varies according to the vintage in order to favor the most supple and aromatic cuvées.

Merlot gives it suppleness, fruitiness and roundness; Cabernet-Sauvignon provides structure and additional tannic density. The two complementary grape-varieties will give this wine a greater complexity. Cabernet Franc is particularly appreciated for its aromatic finesse, and Malbec for its colour and its spicy character.

Characteristics : This traditional Parenchère blend is generally very fleshy, with a very deeply colored robe. Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.

Ideal drinking period : from 4 to 7 years

This cuvee can be appreciated since its first year of bottling while improving for 7 years – and even ten years for the best vintages.” https://www.parenchere.com/en/wines/our-wines/

 

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