Château Paradis Casseuil Sélection Spéciale

The vintage
The particularly mild winter favored rapid soil warming and early budburst, as in 2019, 10 days ahead of average. Following heavy rains in April, some soils became waterlogged, with symptoms of root asphyxia and slow growth often observed. Despite cooler temperatures in June, the vines maintained their lead. The lack of rain in the summer was responsible for poor berry swelling and severe water stress from July onwards. Veraison was slow but steady. The heat and dryness of the summer meant that we lost part of our lead. Ripening of the grapes took place in optimal conditions (high temperatures, long periods of sunshine, cooler nights than in July). These ideal climatic conditions lasted until September 20, enabling us to harvest the Merlot and Cabernet plots in October.
Merlot : 70%
Cabernet sauvignon : 30%

Beautiful, deep crimson-purple colour.
Intense, complex nose, combining scents of spices and ripe fruit with subtle oaky notes.
Full, rich and balanced on the palate, this wine has a fresh, aromatic finish.