Château PENIN "grande Sélection"
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AOC Bordeaux Supérieur Red

A harmonious, fleshy wine, with vanilla aromas coming from the oak, mingling well with jammy red berry fruit notes.
The overall impression is complex, fine, mellow and full of charm.

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

Surface area of the vineyard :
This blend is made from a selection of 15 hectares of our best soils where the vines are all more than 30 years old.

Grape varieties : Merlot 100%.
Terroir : Gravelly, pebbly, sandy.

Vine-growing :

Crop-yield control :
- thinning of the shoots in spring to avoid entangling of vegetation.
- crop thinning in july and at the beginning of august elimination of any bunches that are behind in the ripening process.

Vinification :
- Harvesting at optimum grape ripeness.
- Total de-stemming
- cold macerate during 5 days
- Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats
- 20 to 30 days vatting period according to tasting.

Ageing :
- The wines are racked into barrel at the beginning of November, shortly after the running off.
- The barrels are made of fine-grained Allier oak. One third of them are renewed every year ; we therefore keep them for a maximum of 3 years.
- The wines age traditionally for a period of 12 months, of which 6 are spent on the lees.
- The wines are regularly oxygenated at the beginning of the ageing. The doses of oxygen incorporated are determined according to the richness and tannic structure of each batch.

Production : 75 000 bottles

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