A touch of taste

Maison Castel introduces you to the appellations on which the worldwide reputation of French wine is based. These feature among the best known appellations in France, and are as capable of dazzling the most knowledgeable wine enthusiast as they are of impressing anyone looking for something new and different. Did you know that Chardonnay grapes are used to make Chablis wine ?

Médoc


Appearance : strong, dark purple
Nose : notes of ripe red and black fruit and sweet spices
Palate : lovely structure with fine tannins and harmonious oak
Serve : between 16-18°C
Best enjoyed : within 3-5 years
Food-wine pairings : game, grills, molten chocolate cake
Recommended dish : Rabbit in mustard

Origin

The Médoc AOC is part of the great Médoc region, famous for its grands crus classés classification of 1855.An AOC of red grape varieties, its mainly gravelly soil enables its flagship grape variety, the Cabernet Sauvignon, to attain optimal maturity, imparting structure and balance to its wines.

Vinification

After a pre-fermentation maceration to extract the aromatic compounds from the skins, vinification is conducted at a controlled temperature. Carefully managed and adapted pumping-over operations enable optimal extraction of the polyphenols and anthocyanins. 8-10 months ageing allows the tannins to soften and gives the wine its intense, oaky character.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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