Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël 2017

The Cuvée Raphaël is the flagship wine of Château de Parenchère. Made in memory of the renovator of the estate, Raphaël Gazaniol, it is produced from a selection of the finest plots and 40 year old vines with especially low yields.

Tasting Notes

The Cuvée Raphaël offers delicate aromas of ripe cherry and cassis on the nose. On the palate, the wine is harmonious; displaying power, structure and freshness all at once. The fruit is omnipresent and the tannins are present but very soft.

Food Pairing

An ideal pairing with beef ribs and roasted vegetables.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Château de Parenchère
Vineyard size
168 acres
Soil composition
Clay & Chalk
Elevation
330 feet
Vines/acre
2280
Yield/acre
2.1 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Western
Total SO2
56
Year vineyard planted
1958
Harvest time
From the 29th of September until the 20th of October 2009
First vintage of this wine
1988
Bottles produced of this wine
35,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Cement vats
Age of Aging Container
30% New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
8-10 days days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Maceration length
1 months
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
14
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.67 %
pH level
3.57
Residual sugar
0.1 g/L
Acidity
3.35 g/L
Dry extract
28.1 g/L

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