Cuvee Raphaël Bordeaux Supérieur 2015

Château de Parenchère

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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.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Bordeaux Superieur
Vineyard name:
Château de Parenchère
Vineyard size:
168 acres
Soil composition:
Clay & Chalk
330 feet
2.1 tons
Eastern / Western
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
From the 29th of September until the 20th of October 2009
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container:
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
8-10 days days
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
1 months days
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
30% New
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:

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