Taste of The Natural World
The Castillon – Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is located on the Dordogne river’s right bank in the Bordeaux wine region of southwest France. Since 2009, the Côtes-de-Castillon wine sub-region has become a geographical denomination within the Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation. This AOC bears the name of Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux. Merlot is the primary variety producing relatively well-structured wines that are approachable at an early age.
Spread over 19 square kilometers and producing 16,000,000 liters of red wines each year. The soils are made of modern alluvium northwards along the Dordogne, sand-gravelly or sandy-clayey that become calcareous clay-limestone or molasses as soon as we reach the hills.
Exemplary Red Wines
Exclusively red, the wines of Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux come from a blend of Merlot (70% main grape), Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. The wines are generous, concentrated, of great finesse, enjoyable in their youth, and good aptitude for aging.
With expressive and firm with a fine, full, and generous tannic structure, and a lovely finish, this region’s wines are loved across Europe.
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A part of the important features of Castillon – Côtes de Bordeaux appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Calcareous clay and molasses (clastic sedimentary rock formations).
- Taste: Expressive and solid with a fine, full, and generous tannic structure, with a lovely finish.
- Wine color: red.
- Aromas: Ripe red berries and stone fruit (plum and cherry), violet, leather, and raspberry.
- Aging potential: 2 – 7 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C
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