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Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux AOC - Château d'Aiguilhe
Blackberry, black currant, Plum, Licorice and Forest floor

Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux AOC - Château d'Aiguilhe

Red wine France France Bordeaux (FR) Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux (FR)

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With the Château d'Aiguilhe Castillon comes a first-class red wine in the wine glass. In this it reveals a wonderfully dense, crimson color. After the first swirl, this red wine reveals a high viscosity, which is evident in strong church windows at the edge of the glass. In the glass, this red wine from Château d'Aiguilhe reveals aromas of blackberries, plums and black currants, complemented by licorice and forest floor. The Château d'Aiguilhe Castillon presents itself wonderfully dry to the wine lover. This red wine never shows itself coarse or meager, as one might expect from a wine icon wine segment. This velvety red wine is full-bodied and multifaceted on the palate. In the finish, this wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux finally inspires with considerable length. Once again, hints of plum and black currant appear. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the soils dominated by limestone and clay are added.

Vinification of the Castillon from Château d'Aiguilhe

The basis for the powerful Castillon from France are grapes from the grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Bordeaux. Here, the vines dig their roots deep into soils of limestone and clay. Without question, Castillon is also determined by climate and viticultural style Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux. This French wine can literally be described as an Old World wine that is extraordinarily impressive. When perfectly ripe, the grapes for Castillon are harvested exclusively by hand without the use of coarse and barely selective machinery. After the harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery by the fastest route. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. This is followed by fermentation in small wood at controlled temperatures. After its end, the powerful Castillon is aged for another 16 months in French oak barriques.

Food recommendation for the Castillon from Château d'Aiguilhe

Enjoy this red wine from France ideally tempered at 15 - 18 ° C as an accompanying wine to duck breast with sugar snap peas, spaghetti with caper-tomato sauce or osso buco.

Awards for the Castillon from Château d'Aiguilhe

PROFILE

92
points
Falstaff
Product type:
Type of Wine:
Red wine
Wine Color:
Red
Taste:
Occasion and theme:
barbecue , Fireplace evening , winter wine
Country:
France
Cultivation area:
Bordeaux (FR)
Sub-region:
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux (FR)
Grape Variety:
Maturation:
small barrel
Finishing details:
French Oak , sur lie (on the whole yeast) , Barrique 225 L
Maturation time in mon.:
16
Quality Classification & Rating:
AOP Appellation d’Origine Protégée
Awards:
Falstaff - 92 points
Soils & Special layers:
Lime , clay
Harvesting method:
Handpicked
Aroma:
Blackberry , black currant , Licorice , Forest floor , Plum
Mouthfeel/ Texture:
velvety
Reverberation / Finish:
long
Style:
Old World , classic
Optimal serving temperature in °C:
15 - 18
Food Pairing:
dark food , bright, hearty dishes
Suitable wine glas:
Bordeaux glass
Bottle size in l:
0.75
Bottle Design & Features:
Bordeaux Style , classic
Closure:
Cork
Alcohol % ABV:
14.5
Allergens and ingredients:
Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Distributor:
Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg - Chateau Canon La Gaffelière BP 34 - 33330 Saint-Emilion - France
Item.-nr:
70011-FR-RW-BL-1110-18
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