Château Penin Les Cailloux Supérieur Red 2011 – Bordeaux
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Tasting: A powerful, harmonious, rich, fleshy wine
Nose: Aromas of vanilla coming from the oak are blent with hints of jammy red fruit. A very complex set
Mouth: crispy and seductive by its finesse and elegance
Food and Wine Pairing: Fits with meats, game, and all tasty dishes
A powerful, harmonious, rich, fleshy wine, with aromas of roasted coffee beans and vanilla coming from the oak which
mingles well with hints of jammy red fruit. A wine of sheer pleasure which can be enjoyed in its youth, but can last 10 to 20 years. Its charm
is in its finesse, fruit and elegance, but thanks to its rich structure and soft tannins, it can be laid down many years.
Les Cailloux, Supérieur Red 2011
Soil: The terrior alone counts for the quality and originality of this wine: a 50cm layer of pebbles cover clay subsoil – which store the heat absorbed during the day and release it during the night, ensuring the excellent ripening of the grapes. The clay subsoil ensures adequate supplies of water to the vine-roots during the summer period and prevents the vines from suffering of too much water stresses.
Vinifcation: The wines age in oak barrel for a period of 12 months of which 6 are spent on the lees
Can be kept 10-20 years