Château PENIN "Excess"
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It is a harmonious, well balanced, round and full-bodied wine, without any agressivity, respectful to the fruit.
We make it with personality, but also pleasant and elegant.

nose of red fruit, the mouth is tasty, round and gluggable. It is easy to drink and fun ...
You will have a pleasant memory of Excess de Penin.

Since 1854 our exploitation is in the family,
Owned by Patrick Carteyron since 1982.

Origins of this vintage :
In order to find a solution to wine crisis and over-production, low production quotas were imposed to all Bordeaux Supérieur producers, quotas which are poorer than for Saint Emilion and Margaux.
At Château Penin, we take advantage of a qualitative vineyard with a high density. We do all qualitative works such as thinning at spring and summer times to obtain high quality wines appreciated and desired by our customers.
Quotas led to a 20% fall and thus we were supposed to destroy a part of our crop.
We refuse to be part of such an aberration and to participate in the destruction of our work.
As a consequence, we choose to give up Bordeaux Supérieur name for a part of this vintage which is currently sold as “Excess de Penin” with an affordable price. In order to create a range of products, we propose Excess de Penin Rosé in the same spirit.

Grape varieties : Merlot 100%.

Terroir : Gravelly soil and clayey-gravelly

Vine-growing : With a lot of care as Château Penin is used to do.

Vinification :
Harvesting at optimum grape ripeness.
Total de-stemming.
Cold maceration for the fermentation to obtain a slightly extraction of colour and of the skin's tannins.
Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
10 to 15 days vatting period according to tasting. We don't want to extract tannins which bring hardness to tasting.

Ageing :
In vat during 6 months for the Red
The Rosé is aged on its fine lees for 4 months in tank.

Production :
RED 30 000 bottles
ROSE  20 000 bottles

Tel : 05 57 24 46 98 Fax : 05 57 24 41 99
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