|Article:||2015 Château de Paillet-Quancard, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux Quancard|
|Growing area:||Bordeaux; Hillside locations of the municipality of Paillet on the right Garonne shore|
|Category:||Red wine dry|
|Classification:||Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux AC|
|Grape variety:||80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Description:||In the mouth very likeable, gentle, silky and full-bodied. Beautiful bouquet in which the notes of sour cherry wonderfully harmonize with those of cocoa and toasted wood. A fully and meaty final at the palate.|
|Drink recommendation:||Perfect with red and white meats, poultry and also with soft cheese.|
|Awards:||Gold Concours des Grands Vins de France Mâcon 2014 87 Pts Wine Enthusiast 2015|
This wine which can be immediately enjoyed will reach its peak approx. 2020-2022.
The Château de Paillet owes its name to the neighbouring village of Paillet. This very old vineyard was bought in the 18th century by Squire d'Alphonse, canon of the church of Bordeaux. It was subsequently handed down to Adélaïde de Bacalan, to the knight J.-B. d'Alphonse, Counsellor with the Bordeaux Parliament, and to the Countess of Vassan. In the 19th century, it was one of the properties of the Fery-d'Esclands family. It was bought by Marcel and Christian Quancard in 1968. The vineyard, the majority on the highest hillsides of the town, now covers a total area of 40 hectares with 36 under vines.
Terroirs: clay-limestone and clay-gravel hillsides.
Average age of the vine: 25 years
Vinification and ageing: Cold maceration for a week at 8°C then fermentation with maceration for 18 days at 27°C. Maturing in barrels and vats.
|Country of origin:||France|
|Address:||La Mouline 4, rue du Carbouney BP 36 - 33565 CARBON BLANC CEDEX France|