chateau de panigon medoc

Château Panigon Medoc

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Average age of the vinyard is 28 years.
  • The grapes are grown in 65% gravelly, 35% clay-limestone soils.
  • Since 2016 the wines have been produced by winemaker, Eric Boissenot.

Varietal Composition: 50% Merlot, 45 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

Elaboration: Plots vinification. Partial vinification in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. Soft extraction of juice by shedding and reassembly. Barrel fermentation takes place between 3 – 5 weeks according to the vintage. The wine is then aged 14-18 months according to the vintage.

Tasting Notes:  Château de Panigon seduces by its delicacy and complex aroma expression.
First, the aromas of black fruit appear : blackberry and blackcurrant, then appear the notes of toasted bread. The touch is well balanced, long and round. tannins are melted and he finish is fruity.

PRESS

2019 – 92 Wine Enthusiast

2018 = 91 Wine Enthusiast

2016 – 95 Decanter

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Château de Panigon, located in the village of Civrac-en-Médoc, about an hour from Bordeaux, is owned by Corinne Leveilley Dadda and Georges Dadda. In 2006, their daughter and son-in-law took over the management with a determination to produce excellent red wines in the highest tradition of the Médoc appellation.

In 1534, the name “Panigon” first appeared in the novel, “Gargantua and Pantagruel,” by French writer Rabelais. The origin of the Vineyard of Panigon predates the French Revolution, and is mentioned in an 1850 French wine guide, “Bordeaux and its wines.” In a later edition, the guide praises the estate for its fine wine. Since 2016, famed oenologist Eric Boissenot has consulted with the family.

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