Chateau Penin was founded in 1854 by Louis Carteyron and his son Jacques. The vines are situated on gravelly soils on the Left Bank of the Dordogne overlooking St Emilion. There are 40 hectares in total and today the estate is run by 5th generation winemaker, Patrick Carteyron who took over the estate in 1982. This harmonious red is 100% Merlot from 15 hectares of very favourably situated vines, all of which are 30 years of age or older. Following cold maceration in temperature-controlled tanks, the wine is aged in Allier oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. This rich and spicy red makes for an excellent accompaniment to roast meats.
An inky-purple in colour. Scents of plum and cassis with hints of menthol. On the palate, rich and creamy with velvety tannins and a lush texture. The finish is lingering with vegetal notes. Try with game terrine, roast goat with sorrel and green garlic or Beef Wellington.