Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux

Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux

The Côtes de Castillon became a recognized AOC in 1989 and in 2008 became part of the new Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.   Located east of St. Emilion with many of the best estates located on an extension of the limestone plateau of St. Emilion, the Côtes de Castillon has attracted many young, talented winemakers over the recent years and the owners of famous estates in St. Emilion and Pomerol have been also drawn here for its untapped potential and better-priced vineyards. 

The principle grape varieties here are Merlot and Cabernet Franc and the vineyards stretch over almost 3,000 hectares covering nine different communes.  There are around 300 or so grape growers; although one hundred or so sell their wines to the local cooperative. 

The region takes its name from the historic Battle of Castillon that pitted English against the French in the decisive conflict at the end of the Hundred Years War (the battle is reenacted each year during the summer months).   It is a beautiful region of rolling hills, historic castles and ambitious vineyards. 

The wines produced here are rich and earthy, round and complex with full, quite tannic flavours.  They can be enjoyed quite young and aged for a decade or so.  These wines offer great value for money and are becoming increasingly well known.  They match well with country dishes such as meat stews, roasted chicken and game and hard cheeses.

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    'G' de Goubau (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €8.46 €6.99
    Made from the young vines at Château Goubau, this juicy and fresh Merlot comes from the slopes which face south and south-west. The wine is fresh, spicy with good black fruit character. On the palate it is very easy to drink, quaffable and light but with good Bordeaux character and medium tannins. Enjoy now with simple meals and grilled meats.
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    Château Goubau 'la Source' (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €11.00 €9.09
    Made from a blend of 95% Merlot grapes and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes, the second wine comes from the vineyard parcels facing south and south-west on the slopes bordering the domain's natural source. The wine is spicy and fresh with aromas of red fruits, plums and spice. On the palate the wine is fruity with delicious balance and well-integrated oak; the finish is lively and appealing.
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    Château Goubau 'la Source' (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €11.00 €9.09
    The second wine of Chateau Goubau comes from the vineyard parcels facing south and south-west on the slopes bordering the domain's natural source. Made from a blend of 95% Merlot grapes and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes, the wine is spicy and fresh with aromas of red fruits, plums and spice. On the palate the wine is crunchy and fruity with black fruit flavours and a touch of spice; the finish is lively and appealing. Drink now for next three years.
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    Château Goubau (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €14.59 €12.06
    Brother and sister, Jacques and Anne Thienpont and their two families bought the Château in the Spring of 2016 so supervised the aging and bottling of this vintage. This wine comes from vineyards planted at the tip of the limestone plateau, which stretches west to Saint-Emilion. These are the best parcels of the estate situated on the outskirts of the village of Saint-Philippe d'Aighuilhe with subsoils of clay and limestone. The blend is 95% Merlot grapes and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes. Thanks to the weather conditions for this vintage and the percentage of new oak, the wine has an attractive bright, dark ruby colour, is fresh and spicy on the nose with aromas of plums and sloes. It has a good, generous structure with notes of oak, cloves, spice and dark fruit on the palate which leads to a round and full finish. Drink now for next five years.
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    La Raison d'Hêtre (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €15.00 €12.40
    Raison d’Hêtre, the second wine is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from the young vines and from the parcels of clay-limestone on the lower slopes. It has a pretty dark violet colour, has an open, expressive nose of red fruit, vanilla and a touch of caramel. On the palate the wine is round and balanced with good, fresh plummy fruit with an attractive long and lively finish. Maximum allocation of 24 bottles per client.
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    Château Goubau (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €16.70 €13.80
    This wine comes from vineyards planted at the tip of the limestone plateau which stretches west to Saint-Emilion. These are the best parcels of the estate situated on the outskirts of the village of Saint-Philippe-d'Aiguille with subsoils of clay and limestone. Made from a blend of 95% Merlot grapes and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes, the wine is characterised by a mineral freshness in the nose which gives way to aromas of autumn fruits, good oak flavours and spice. On the palate, there is good tannic structure with attractive intensity and a persistent finish.
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    Château Montlandrie
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    New
    €22.00 €18.18
    Denis Durantou’s Côtes de Castillon is one of his favourite wines of 2017 and certainly it charms with its bright deep crimson colour, its very fresh flavours of small blackberries and sloes and its very attractive silky, zippy texture. There is good depth of flavour, fine tannins and a tight, mineral finish.
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    Château Goubau 'la Source' (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    1.5l Red
    Bio
    €22.51 €18.60
    Made from a blend of 95% Merlot grapes and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes, the second wine comes from the vineyard parcels facing south and south-west on the slopes bordering the domain's natural source. The wine is spicy and fresh with aromas of red fruits, plums and spice. On the palate the wine is fruity with delicious balance and well-integrated oak; the finish is lively and appealing.
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    L'Hêtre  (BIO)
    Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux
    0.75l Red
    Bio
    €25.00 €20.66
    L’Hêtre 2017 is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and was aged for 15 months in one third new oak barrels, two thirds one vintage old barrels. The wine comes from the parcels situated on the limestone plateau of the domain, from 20-year-old vines which are farmed organically and certified by Ecocert. It has a dark purple colour; is bright and energetic on the nose with attractive berry fruit aromas; on the attack the wine has good rich texture with quite firm tannins and a taut, long, spicy finish. Maximum allocation of 24 bottles per client.
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