Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël 2016
Ref : 485771
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 18.10 € / liter
2 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level 2023
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Dark ruby colour with garnet reflections. Open and vinous nose of roasted black fruits, roasted pepper, hints of mocha wood. Good balance, full-bodied, fleshy, character still somewhat dominated by wood, ripe tannins, soft. Good length that melts away..
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
Located at the extreme east of the area of Bordeaux, bordering the Dordogne department, the Château de Parenchère is a huge domain of 188 hectares whose origin dates back to 1570. Popular amongst numerous guides, the estate has the nickname the “safe bet of the Little Bordeaux” thanks to its flawless regularity.
- Terroir: The 70 hectare vineyard lays on a clay-limestone soil with a dominance of clay. Located on sunny hills, the crops are ideally drained giving the grapes the opportunity to ripen.
- Viticulture: To manufacture this prestigious vintage Raphaël, only the oldest vines of the domain, that are 40 years old on average and come from the best plots of the domain, have been used. Yields are low to guarantee concentrated and fruity wines.
- Wine-making: A cold pre-fermentation maceration of a week precedes a fermentation made in thermos-regulated tanks. This step helps highlighting the fruity side of the wine. The vintage Raphaël, then, ages for 14 months in oak barrels whose wood comes from the well-known forest of Tronçais, in a French department called Allier. 40% of these barrels are new.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 50%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 35%
- Cabernet Franc : 15%