A great Bordeaux without a massively hefty price tag.
Cabernet Sauvignon (40%)
Cabernet Franc (9%)
Château de Parenchère rises up from green countryside at the boundary between the Gironde and Dordogne departments in the eastern edge of Bordeaux. The foundations of this 18th century Perigord architectural ensemble were laid down in 1570 by Pierre de Parenchières, Lord of Fourgoignières. It was then totally destroyed and rebuilt in 1731. At the time, the fief of Parenchere was held by governor of the district of Sainte Foy la Grande.The Château de Parenchère vineyard lies on chalky soils with a very high clay content, which is unusual for this area and which goes some way to accounting for the strength of the wines produced.
Chateau de Parenchere is made from a blend of four grape varieties from vines which are 20 years old on average. Merlot gives the wine its fleshy, black plum character whilst Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and backbone, the rest of the blend is made up of Cabernet Franc and Merlot which add body and a spicy character. A harmonious wine with a good balance of soft fruit and tannin, the wine finishes long and fresh on the finish.
Serve with rich casseroles, slow roasted leg of lamb, mild Indian curries and well flavoured cheeses.