CHATEAU PARADIS CASSEUIL - BORDEAUX - 2017
Château Paradis Casseuil takes its name from the official
name of the main plot of vines,"Vignes du Paradis" ("Vines of
Paradise"), and the name of the commune of Casseuil. We do not know when
or why these vines came to be associated with paradise, but it is obviously not
an association that we should like to change! Acquired by Domaines Barons de
Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984, the 23 hectare vineyard is spread over the three
communes of Casseuil, Caudrot and Sainte-Foy-La-Longue in the Entre-Deux-Mers
appellation, 50 km from Bordeaux. The soil is clay-limestone in Caudrot and
Sainte-Foy, and clay-gravel in Casseuil. The average age of the vines is 35
years; the vineyard is managed by the team at Château Rieussec using
traditional Bordeaux methods.
Colour: Deep crimson-purple. Nose: Subtle, elegant, mingling aromas of dark berries with spicy notes. Palate: Generous, well-structured, with powerful but well-integrated tannins, good acidity and pleasant toasted notes on the finish.
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.