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Even though Chateau Cadet Piola has a long history in the St. Emilion region of Bordeaux, Chateau Cadet Piola is not well known to many people. The property took its name from a former mayor of of Libourne, Mr. Cadet.
Chateau Cadet Piola Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes , Winemaking
Chateau Cadet Piola remains one of the more obscure, Right Bank wines of St. Emilion. The vineyards are located not far from the picturesque St. Emilion village. The 7 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Cadet Piola is planted to 51% Merlot , 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec . With almost thirty perfect of their vineyard devoted to plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon , the property has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in St. Emilion as well as all over the entire Right Bank. The terroir is a mix of limestone, rocks and clay soil. Until the mid 1990’s, the vineyard was a much larger estate, but 4 hectares of vines were sold to the owner of Chateau Larmande . The vineyard is farmed using organic farming techniques.
The average annual production of Chateau Cadet Piola is close to 3,000 cases of Bordeau wine per vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Cadet Piola with Wine and Food Pairings
Chateau Cadet Piola is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Cadet Piola is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Cadet Piola is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Chateau Cadet Piola was sold by the Jabiol family in 2009 to the large, French insurance group, La Mondiale. La Mondiale owns several other vineyards in Bordeaux. Following the results of the 2012 St. Emilion Classification, Chateau Cadet Piola was merged into Chateau Soutard , which is also owned by La Mondiale. 2011 is the final vintage of Chateau Cadet Piola.