Chateau Paradis Casseuil is DBR Lafite's only petit Chateau, purchased in 1984. Fresh, soft and approachable with sweet fruits, a touch of spice and gentle, ripe tannins. Has a touch of the Lafite elegance about it. Smashing Claret.
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Savignon.
Château Paradis Casseuil formely belonged to Château Rieussec. When purchasing the first classified growth of Sauternes in 1984, Baron Eric de Rothschild didn’t hesitate to add this jewel of the Entre-Deux-Mers to the deal. The vineyard of Paradis Casseuil was extended in 1989 to become one of the leading properties of the region.
Entre-deux-Mers vineyard rests on the hillsides located between the two rivers South East of Bordeaux : the Dordogne and the Garonne. Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Sainte Foy la Longue, in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, Château Paradis Casseuil offers an elegant expression of Merlot, which is particularly suited to its chalky-clay and fossil-rich limestone soils. It is blended with Carbernet Sauvignon coming from well exposed gravel slopes.
This wine is made according to traditional methods in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation was followed by 10-15 days maceration at 28°C allowing for a gentle extraction of colour and tannins. Maceration times and pumping over were adjusted for each batch. 60% of the blend is wooded, in order to achieve its exceptional balance between elegance and fruitiness.