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France – Chateau Paloumey

August 3, 2013

This is the last Chateau we visited on our trip and we enjoyed a cheese and wine pairing experience here, it was really interesting and great fun!

Chateau Paloumey

Chateau Paloumey can be found in the Haut Medoc. At the beginning of the 19th Century  its wines ranked among the best Cru Bourgeois in the area until it was was a victim of phyloxera and the economic crisis after the war that led it to disappear in the 1950’s.

Chateau Paloumey

Martine Cazeneuve, purchased the house and land in 1989 and started from scratch to rebuild the ancient estate. This was no easy task with no vineyards, no cellars and no buildings left on the estate, however her hard work and determination to succeed paid off  and in 2003 Chateau Paloumey was classified as “Crus Bourgeois Superieur”.

It now has over 34 hectares of vineyards. Its grape varieties are  55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Paloumey

Chateau Paloumey

Chateau Paloumey

The tasting room was stunning it opened up onto a large terrace with a beautiful view over the Merlot and Cabernet Vineyards.

Chateau Paloumey

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