2nd Wine Of Chateau Nenin, Pomerol, Bordeaux
Winemaking at Chateau Nenin in Pomerol is traditional. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, temperature-controlled vats that range in size from 70 hectoliters up to 160 hectoliters. On average, Chateau Nenin is aged in 30% new oak, or less, for an average of 18 months, depending on the vintage.
While Michel Rolland is used as their consultant I do not see his touch at Chateau Nenin as the wines of Chateau Nenin are masculine and quite structured by nature and do not display the typical, lush, velvety qualities found in most Pomerol wines.
Perhaps this has to do with a large amount of press wine added to the blend. In some vintages, as much as 20% press wine has been added to the blend. That is until the 2015 vintage when the wines began showing marked improvement. Chateau Nenin produces a second wine, Fugue de Nenin.
Rich, decadent reds, with notes of chocolate, dark cherry, plums and spice, soft tannins and elegance courtesy of the Merlot grape. The most lush—and expensive—wines come from a plateau of clay, gravel and iron, while lighter, more acidic wines come from the region's sandy soils.