Château de Paillet-Quancard

Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux - 2011

Dating back to the 16th century, the Château owes its name to the neighbouring village of Paillet. The symbiosis is complete between a vineyard and its birthplace, giving extra feeling to a wine that remains elegant, subtle and refined throughout the years and always lives up to expectations. This very old vineyard was bought in the 18th century by Squire d'Alphonse, canon of the church of Bordeaux.

The Vineyard

Terroirs : clay-limestone and clay-gravel hillsides.
Surface area : 18 hectares
Planting density : 4700 Vine / ha
Yield : 49 hl / ha
Grape varieties : Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot
Average age of the vine : 25 years

The wine

Blend : 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinification : Cold maceration for a week at 8°C then fermentation with maceration for 18 days at 27°C.
Ageing : Maturing in barrels and vats
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2019-2021
Tasting : A very nice, rich and complex 2011 vintage . A beautiful range of aromas of candied fruit and dried flowers .A fleshy and velvety palate beautifully enriched with toasted wood notes.
Food pairing : Perfect with red and white meats, poultry and also with soft cheese.

Awards

  • Bronze, Challenge Internationnal du Vin Blaye-Bourg, 2014
  • Silver, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2013

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