Chateau Nenin
Wine Type:
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Bordeaux Blend Red
Region, Subregion, Country:
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Bordeaux, France
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This is deliciously plump, with blackberry and plum fruit at the core, studded with lightly toasted spice and framed with a roasted vanilla bean note.
Chateau Nenin
Château Nénin is a producer in the Pomerol region of Bordeaux. Like all the wines of Pomerol, Nénin is unclassified, but it is considered one of the better wines in the appellation. The estate is owned by Jean-Hubert Delon. Delon bought the estate in 1997 from his cousins-by-marriage, the Despujol family, who had run the château since 1847. Nénin is the third winery owned by the Delon family and the only estate located on the right bank of Bordeaux, the other two being Château Potensac in Médoc and the esteemed second growth Château Leoville-Las Cases in Saint-Julien. Château Nénin is relatively large by Pomerol standards with 32 hectares (80 acres) under vine. Consistent with Pomerol and Bordeaux's right bank, plantings are dominated by Merlot at 78 percent, followed by 21 percent Cabernet Franc and 1 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. In the past, Cabernet Sauvignon played a larger role in Nénin's red blends but, similar to the increase of Merlot at Château Potensac, Cabernet Franc has gained a greater foothold in Nénin's cuvée. Nénin makes two wines that are both Merlot-dominant red blends of common Bordeaux varieties. The first is the eponymous Château Nénin grand vin and flagship of the estate. The second is the Fugue de Nénin which was first sold in 1997, the same year Delon took over.
Fresh & Floral
Dominant Flavour:
Black Fruit
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