I was assigned to pair a dish to go with the 2009 Château Paynaud Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, 50% Merlot/35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc . After some digging, I found a recipe for wasabi mashed potatoes, and yes, they are amazing.
I found the representatives, many of them Château owners, to be charming and quite passionate about their wineries. Many of the châteaux have a history dating back centuries ago. Each has its unique tale to tell.