Château Paloumey - Haut - Médoc - Red
Château Paloumey is made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. The harvest is done manually and mechanically in late September and early October. Mechanical and manual sorting of the grapes, the latter on vibrating tables. The vinification is made with grapes from the same field area in 40-180 hl steel tanks. The grapes are macerated after the 20 to 26 days fermentation, followed by the malolactic fermentation, of which 30% is in new oak barrels. The storage takes place for 12 months, exclusively on oak barrels, of which one 1/3rd new barrels. Egg white clarification, no filtration.
- Country : Frankrike
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
- Classification : AOP Haut-Médoc
- Awards : 92-94/100 Wine Enthusiast, 88-91 Wine Spectator, 88-91 James Suckling, Guide hachette, 88/100 Decanter
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
"Paloumey" comes from the Gasconian dialect and means "the place where the common wood pigeon passes". Each year, this beautiful migratory bird flies over the Bordeaux region before reaching the warm southern countries. In the early 19th century, Château Paloumey, a 35-hectare estate in Ludon-Médoc, is owned by a wine merchants named Octave Dupuy. He renovates the property which is located in the southern part of the Médoc between the large crus classés Château Cantemerle and the Château La Lagune. Château Paloumey gets a well-known reputation and ranks quickly among Médoc's best "Cru Bourgeois". Unfortunately, the Château Paloumey falls victim to the phylloxera crisis at the end of the 19th century and furtheron for the world wars and the property is abandoned and the vines were torn up completely around 1950. Château Paloumey then fell into oblivion for almost 40 years. In 1989, Martine Cazeneuve takes on the challenge of restoring the Château Paloumey. There is then no vineyard or wine cellar and only the castle testifies to Paloumey's earlier great days. Martine Cazeneuve, who is associated with the company François Charles Oberthur, devotes several years of intense and passionate work to replanting the vineyard and building a new wine cellar for wine production. In 2003, the compensation arrives when Château Paloumey ranks in the category Crus Bourgeois Supérieures and regains its former status.
A deep dark cherry color. The nose is fruity with well-balanced hints of vanilla and spices from the oak storage. The taste is full-bodied and round. To pair with lamb chops.