CHÂTEAU LA FLEUR PENIN – SAINT ÉMILION GRAND CRU
Since 1999 The Saint Emilion vineyard is the first vineyard to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a "Cultural Landscape", a remarkable example of a historic wine-growing landscape that has survived intact...
Particular vigilance is given to this unique “cultural landscape” so that it can be preserved and last over time.
Patrick Carteyron, already owner of Château Penin in Génissacin the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation, seized the opportunity in 2011 to acquire this confidential 2 ½ hectare vineyard in perfect condition, in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation.
The 35 to 70-year-old vines are planted on a clayey-sandy soil. A voluntary work of conservation of old vines and maintenance of native grape varieties is carried out. The cultivated grape varieties are Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%).
The production and management of the estate are carried out within the framework of areasoned and multi-performance agroecology: Respect for soil, water, air, biodiversity and plants.
An oenologist by training, his ambition is to restore the original taste of Saint-Emilion wines, all in elegance and finesse.
Epicurean in love, with simplicity, he likes meeting and sharing. Very early on, he traveled the world to present his cuvées, but also to open up to others and learn from their experiences.
His daily pleasure is is tasting his vats and barrels.
A dreamer, he imagines the blends, the moments of conviviality where the wine will meet you: around a beautiful table, around a barbecue, on the edges of a swimming pool or at the top of a mountain.
It makes an artisan wine, a true wine! The work is as respectful as possible.
"Understanding the terroirs, sublimating them, giving a unique flavor signature to live in the present moment. "