The opinion of the sommelierLocated next to the well-known village of Saint-Émilion, Castillon is the rising appellation in Bordeaux. It benefits from an outstanding terroir and is getting more and more popular thanks to its with attractive price / pleasure ratio. This is of course the case of the Puy Saint-Front 2016 wich shows how great can some Bordeaux wines be for good prices.
TerroirThe appellation "Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux" is located on the right bank on the slopes getting down from Saint-Émilion. Coming from the same limestone plateau as Saint-Emilion, the wines of the appellation benefit from a privileged geographical situation with a southern exposure and a difference in altitude of more than 100 meters.
Grape varietyCabernet Franc is far from being the most widespread grape variety in the Bordeaux region. However, thanks to its ability to mature early, it is also used further north in the Loire Valley. It brings to the wine notes of crunchy fruit and very nice spicy flavours.
VintageThe excellent weather conditions allowed harvesting at optimal maturity, which stimulated the general interest for the 2016 vintage. There are some examples of great consecutive vintages, such as 1928/29 or 1989/90 and recently 2009/2010. There is now 2015/2016. The wines have a beautiful freshness and show a bright fruit, even more spectacular than in 2015.
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It benefits from an outstanding terroir and is getting more and more popular thanks to its with attractive price / pleasure ratio.