Château les Platanes

AOC Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The Story

The chateau is located in the prolongation of the limestone plateau of St Emilion, in the municipality of St Magne de Castillon (AOC Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) For 200 years it has been a privileged place dedicated to wine. Its hillsides, spread over 28 hectares, have a southern exposure and produce a wine of exceptional quality.
The Château was acquired in 2004 by Alexandra and Nicolas, and has since then been followed by the famous oenologist Michel Rolland. The wine benefits from the most attentive and enlightened care in terms of viticulture and winemaking in a spirit of excellence and quest for perfection.

The harvest is received and crushed directly above small capacity cement tanks in order to carry out parcel based vinification. Extraction is traditionally carried out by pumping. A post-fermentation maceration follows before draining. After malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is aged in one or two years old barrels. Ageing lasts between 10 and 12 months in cellar 330 barrels capacity on limestone clay soil. Average age of vines 35 years

The Wine

75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

A superb ruby red color, a very fruity nose and mouth with notes of wood and spices

Grandissime’s Advice

“this soft wine will be perfect with red or white meats and cheeses.  To be served at temperature of 16 / 17°C”

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