Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Surface area :
Clay and limestone
Grape Variety proportions :
75 % Merlot | 25 % Carbernet Franc
Average age of the vines:
5800 / ha
Harvest & vinification:
Hand-picked with rigorous sorting bunch-by-bunch at perfect maturity.
The harvest is gravity-fed into cement tanks. Pre-fermentation maceration takes place for 4 to 6 days and the extraction is done in the traditional way by pumping-over or punching down the cap of skins. After post-fermentation maceration, the wine is run off together with its lees directly into barrels.
The malolactic fermentations are undertaken in new oak barrels. The wine is then aged over lees for 14 to 16 months.
Food and wine pairings :
Best paired with red or white meat that are grilled or as a stew, barbecue and tasty mature cheeses.
Œnologue conseil : Michel Rolland
Robert Parker 89-91; James Suckling 90-91; Gold medal ‘Feminalise 2018