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    90.0 Tb
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History

Vieux Chateau Palon is owned by Gregory Naulet. Gregory Naulet grew up in a family with a wine background as his father was the head of the Saint Emilion cooperative. Gregory Naulet purchased Vieux Chateau Palon in 1999.

In an effort to increase the quality and recognition of his estate, starting with the 2006 vintage, Gregory Naulet made the decision to bring in Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus as their consultant to help with both the needed work in the vineyards and with their winemaking.

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Vineyards

The small, 5 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Vieux Chateau Palon is planted to 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, this is typical of the appellation. The terroir is quite good for the region, with its clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is perfectly situated on the plateau of Calon.

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Winemaking

To produce the wine of Vieux Chateau Palon, the vinification takes place in small, temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks that range in size from 60 hectoliters up to 80 hectoliters. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels.

The wine of Vieux Chateau Palon is then aged for 12 to 15 months in a combination of 70% new, French oak barrels and one year old used oak barrels before bottling. On average, close to 2,000 cases of wine are produced of Vieux Chateau Palon in an average vintage.

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Vieux Château Palon . In a tasting of  66 wines 

2017 is a vintage bringing back Bordeaux to its roots, offering a very classic wine style with lower alcohol levels than in the previous years but with often excellent aromatic expression. 2015 and 2016 have surely been better vintages than last year, but based on a first impression 2017 seems to be better than 2014. The evolution will show, that 2017 is far from becoming a "forgotten vintage". Some nice surprises will be waiting for us.

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