DWL France is a Médoc family vineyard that produces about 350,000 bottles of red AOP Médoc wines under various brands, including Château de Panigon Médoc cru bourgeois, Château Amour AOP Médoc, and the new “La arrow de Cupidon” AOC Médoc, which is made up of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and has a total of 60,000 bottles.
Château de Panigon entices with its delicacy and aromatic complexity. The nose opens with black fruit notes such as blackberry and blackcurrant, followed by toasted notes. The palate is well-balanced, with a long, round finish. It opens with melted tannins and a good fruity finish.
In Gargantua and Pantagruel, Panigon appears for the first time under the pen of Rabelais – the “intrepid” drinker.
Rabelais describes Panurge and Pantagruel’s journey to the island of Chely to visit the oracle of the Dive bottle, as well as Pantagruel’s reception by King Saint Panigon and his court.
The origins of Château de Panigon are said to have predated the French Revolution.
Panigon is mentioned in the first edition of Cocks, Bordeaux and its Wines, published in 1850, and the second edition, published in 1868, lists it among the Crus Bourgeois.
Very recently, DWL France has joined JAPAN Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition 2021 and won Gold Medal Award in this prestigious competition:
Château de Panigon 50%Merlot-45% Cabernet Sauvignon, région Bordeaux, millésime 2018
Awarded Gold by Business News Japan
Total area of the vineyard – 26 ha
Average age of the vines – 28 years
Type of soil – 65% g raveleux, 35% clay-limestone
Vineyard management – plot management and reasoned control
Yield – 50 Hl / ha
Production – around 176,000 bottles
Blend – 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 5% Petit-Verdot
Vinification – plot, in temperature-controlled vats. Gentle extraction of the material by unloading and pumping over.
Vatting – 3 to 5 weeks depending on the vintage
Aging – from 14 to 18 months depending on the vintage
Since 2016, our wines have been produced by Eric Boissenot
Eric Boissenot is the leading consultant oenologist on the left bank of the Garonne
and more particularly for the properties of Médoc, as presented in Winemakers.
Château de Panigon captivates with its delicacy and a complex aromatic expression.
The nose first displays notes of black fruits: blackberry, blackcurrant, then spreads the toasted notes.
The palate is well balanced, long and round. It reveals melted tannins and opens with a pleasant fruity finish.
Interview of Mr. Georges DADDA
President of the Company
Role in the company (owner/director/communication manager/other):
Question 1: Do you already export to JAPAN ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in JAPAN ?
Yes, we do. Tokyo.
Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?
Our product is an elegant wine with silk tannins, loved by Asian People, Japan, China, Singapor. Singapore Air Lines serves our Château Amour on business Class.
Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?
We have exported our brand worlwide since 1912 (attached a vintage picture from Sweden). With the new custom agreements between Japan and France we hope a development of 10 to 15% with Japan. Our principal markets are, USA, China and soon Japan.
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