AOC CASTILLON – COTES DE BORDEAUX
Vineyard Terroir: Clay-limestone. Vineyard area currently in production: 50 hectares (123,5 acres).
Grape varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.
Average age of the vines: 28 years.
Winemaking Harvesting: By hand, into small crates to avoid bruising. Sorting before and after destemming. No crushing. The grapes are put into vats by gravity flow. Fermentation: In temperature-controlled wooden and concrete vats for 25-30 days depending on the vintage. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap).
Malolactic fermentation and ageing: In new oak barrels (up to 50%) on fine lees. Fining and filtering as necessary, depending on the vintage.
Duration of barrel ageing: 15-18 months.
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