Something about CHEVAL QUANCARD CHATEAU DE PAILLET QUANCARD
Dating back to the 16th century, the Château owes its name to the neighboring village of Paillet. The symbiosis is complete between a vineyard and its birthplace, giving extra feeling to a wine that remains elegant, subtle and refined throughout the years and always lives up to expectations. This very old vineyard was bought in the 18th century by Squire d’Alphonse, canon of the church of Bordeaux.
The Wine :
Blend : 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon,5% Cabernet Franc.
Vinification : Cold maceration for a week at 8°C then fermentation with maceration for 18 days at 27°C.
Ageing : Maturing in barrels and vats.
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2026/2028.
The Vineyard :
Location : Paillet.
Terroirs : Clay-limestone and clay-gravel hillsides.
Surface area : 18 hectares.
Planting density : 4 700 Vines / hectare.
Yield : 49 hectoliters / hectare.
Grapes varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
Average age of the vine : 25 years.
– Great value 2018 of James Suckling
|1x75cl||$140.00 HKD||$140.00 HKD||60 Immediate|
|6x75cl||$140.00 HKD||$840.00 HKD||30 Immediate|
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This estate in the hills above the Garonne river has produced a dense wine, with layers of wood as well as juicy blackberry flavors. Spicy, ripe tannins are still very present to balance the fruit. Sure to develop well, the wine will be at its best from 2022. Roger Voss