About the wine
This blend represents the greatest proportion of red wine produced by Château Penin. It is produced with grapes from vines of at least 8 years old, spread over a surface area of 13 hectares in total. Gravel soil depending on the plot, the proportions of pebbles and sands are variable. Selection of plots at harvest-time according to the age of the vines, the grape varieties and ripening. Total destemming. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. 15 to 25 days vatting depending on tasting characteristics. At the end of the vinification, each vat is carefully tasted to select which wines go into this blend. Those wines, which are not good enough, are not bottled and are sold in bag-in-box. The ageing lasts for 12 months in vat, with regular rackings to provide the necessary oxygen to soften the tannins. The wines are tasted and notes are taken regularly every month to monitor their development and to fine-tune the final blending.
Full-bodied wine, round and fleshy without aggressiveness on the fruit. The final is easy and elegant. Typical of its gravelly terroir which makes it different from the other Bordeaux Supérieur wines.