Ready to drink at lucky 7 years of age. mostly Merlot + 5 % cab sauv old vines practicing organic aged in French oak.
A touch of cooler blue fruits on the nose, some dark fruits, blueberries and red cherries, spicy, alongside liquorice, white pepper, star anise and cedar spice too. The palate is slightly softer here than the 2016, an explosion of fruit and instant juice but again tannins are present. Dusty terrior, Finessed power. Good Grip.
perfect with Steak Au Poivre'
The farm is family owned(purchased by Louis CARTEYRON and his son Jacques in 1855). For many years the production was divided between growing fruits, nectarines / peaches and producing wine.
In 1964 Hubert CARTEYRON, the father of Patrick, the current operator, began marketing Château Penin in bottles.
Patrick, represents the fifth generation. He took over the family property in 1982 after having worked as an oenologist and viticultural consultant for several years.
He finally abandoned fruit production to devote the entire 15 hectares of cultivable area, at the time, to wine production with a resolutely qualitative orientation.
The production and management of the estate is carried out within the framework of areasoned and multi-performance agroecologyrecognized by theHVE (High Environmental Value) quality criterion::
• Respect for soil, water, air, biodiversity and plants.