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Chateau de Paillet-Quancard 2008 Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 13% 75cl

£11.50
Gift Case
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Region
Bordeaux
Strength
13%
Vintage
2008
Country
France
Style
Red - Medium Bodied
Type
Red

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Description

The Chteau 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 Adlade 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 1970. The vineyard, the majority on the highest hillsides of the town, now covers a total area of 40 hectares with 36 under vines.



The wine

Location

36 hectares on the hillsides of the commune of Paillet, on the right bank of the Garonne.



Terroir

Clay and gravel



Varietals

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc



Ageing

In temperature controlled stainless steel and cement vats, with 3 weeks of maceration followed by ageing in oak barrels for 10 months. One third of the barrels are renewed each year. The grapes are picked plot by plot depending on their ripeness.



Cellar keeping

3 to 8 years



Tasting

A Premires Ctes with a fine, ruby red colour. A complex bouquet with aromas of candied fruit, old leather, subtly combined with pleasing touches of woodiness. Elegant and refined on the palate with silky tannins. An appropriate finish with the fragrance of dark fruit and roasted coffee.



Food pairing

Appreciate with red and white meats, poultry and also with soft cheese.
Chateau de Paillet-Quancard 2008 Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 13% 75cl

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