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Bunches of ripe grapes. Cabernet Franc. Chateau Paloumey, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France.
Chateau Palomey, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Château Paloumey is a small family-owned property in the Haut-Medoc in Bordeaux. Martine Cazeneuve bought the estate in 1989/1990. The vineyards of Paloumey extend over 32 hectares. The chateau was well known before the Second World War and was classified as a cru bourgeois supérieur in 1932. But after the war the wine estate fell into less interested hands and when Martine bought it there was not a single vine left. In 2003 the chateau regained its classification. Martin also owns and runs the two small wine domaines Château La Bessane in Margaux and Château La Garricq in Moulis-en-Médoc. The chateau was a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur before that classification fell into dispute.
The vineyards are mainly on gravely soil planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot and a little bit cabernet franc. Vinification is typical medocain with fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, with a quite long post-fermentation maceration. the wine is then aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Approximately 30% of the barrels are renewed each year.
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Bordeaux Medoc Chateau Paloumey - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson