Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël  2012

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Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël 2012

Bordeaux
Bordeaux Supérieur Red | 14°

Ref : 469915

13.25 13, 25

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 17.67 € / liter

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  • Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2025
  • Service temperature 17°
  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot

Our food and wine pairings

  • Red meats
  • Lamb
  • Strong cheese

Our oenologists' opinion

Powerful bouquet

Its dark garnet color announces a wooded nose of nuts and fresh roasted red fruits. The palate is balanced, straight, fine, round, fleshy, characterized with ripe, coated and velvety tannins. A seductive wine.

Robe
Garnet

Features

Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.

Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.

Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.

Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.

Do you know ?

The Cuvée Raphaël is the finest of Château de Parenchère and honors Raphaël Gazaniol, the domain’s renovator.

Domain and appellation

  • Château de Parenchère

    Neighbor to the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne French department, the Château de Parenchère is the furthest east Bordeaux region’s domain.

     

    • Terroir: Spread across 63 hectares, the vineyard lays on a clay-limestone soil with a dominance of clay. Located on a sunny sidehill, the crops are ideally drained giving the grapes the opportunity to ripen.

     

    • Viticulture: The vines are 25 years old in average. The one that are over 40 years old are used exclusively for the prestigious Cuvée Raphaël. The yields’ size is high with a low concentration on each plant in order to guarantee highly concentrated fruits.

     

    • Vinification: The plot-by-plot winemaking process allows the wine to express the terroir’s diversity. A 10 days cold maceration is followed by a fermentation in stainless steel tank. The Cuvée Raphaël ages for 14 to 18 months in French oak barrels.
  • Main grape
    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Grapes
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 50%
    • Merlot : 50%

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