- Producer Chateau d'Aiguilhe
- Appellation Cotes de Castillon
- UPC 0 15643 55166 6
James Suckling 92
This is very precise with dark-berry, sandalwood and light chocolate character. Just a hint of sweet fruit and wet earth. Medium body, firm tannins and a pretty finish.
by JS, James Suckling , 2019
Wine Spectator 92
Juicy loganberry and black currant fruit forms an inviting core, while light bay, tobacco and violet notes fill in around the fruit. Offers a fleshy edge but keeps an emphasis on cut and drive through the finish.
by JM, Wine Spectator , 2019
Winery Technical DataVineyard
Vineyard area currently in production: 90 hectares (222,4 acres).
Grape varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.
Average age of the vines: 28 years.
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