Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Alcohol 13,0 %
Stéphane Derenoncourt obtained this estate in 1999 as a sort of ‘laboratory’ for his consultancy activities. He is renowned worldwide for his knowledge and consultancy especially concerning lime-clay terroirs, mainly on the right back with St. Emilion as a reference. With his advice, he raised the quality of the wines from von Neipperg, Ch. Clos Fourtet, Ch. Pavie Macquin, Ch. Beauséjour Duffau, Dom. de Chevalier, Ch. Prieuré Lichine and other chateaus to the top. On his own estate Domaine. de l’A in St. Colombe, he increased the plant density, lowered the yields and used 50% new oak barrels. The result is that Dom. de l’A exceeds its appellation and now belongs to the outsiders of its region based on its superb quality.