Located about thirty kilometres from Bordeaux, bordering Saint-Emilion and the Dordogne département, the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
appellation produces a wide range of red wines of various qualities and flavours. The Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation's 3,000 hectares allow it to produce 160,000 hectolitres of wine per year.
The terroir of the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux wines includes first-rate vineyard soils: on the hillside and on the plateau, there are clay-limestone soils and molasses (detrital sandstone cemented by limestone). The resulting wines are concentrated and powerful. At the bottom of the slopes and on the alluvial terrace, closer to the river, the soils have a higher silt and sand content, along with gravel. Here, the wines are more supple, attractive and warm. This geological wealth and ideal climate are the reasons for the diversity and excellence of the wines from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux.
The Merlot, Cabernet Franc (also known as Bouchet) and Cabernet Sauvignon are the three main grape varieties used in Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux red wines. Displaying a deep colour, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux wines are intensely aromatic with pronounced notes of red fruit (strawberries, raspberries, etc.) and stone fruit (plums, cherries, etc.). The range of aromas varies depending on the vintage and can also include prune or leather scents. These are generous, concentrated wines of great finesse, which are very pleasant when young, but which can also show great longevity.
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