Chateau d'Aiguilhe, Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux 2016Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Varieties: Merlot and Cabernet Franc
The Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is one of the lesser known subregions of Bordeaux. It sits beside Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, growing the same varieties: Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The chateau also has an astounding history. Dating back to the 13th century. Château d’Aiguilhe actually had a significant strategic role during the Hundred Years War; the estate would change allegiance regularly depending on the position of the feudal lord. Different generations of assorted estate owners belonged to the Bordeaux parliament. The turning point for the estate happened when it was sold to a certain Etienne Martineau on the eve of the French Revolution! He enlarged the estate into a single block 400 hectare farm that stayed in his family until 1920.
The bottle is a classic representation of the area: a blend of mostly Merlot with a smaller amount of Cabernet Franc. The 28 year old vines are planted to clay-silt and clay limestone soils, perfect for the drainage the vines need. Barrel ageing is about 15-18 months, some new oak and some used.