Chateau d'Aiguilhe Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2017
Acquired by Count Stephan von Neipperg in late 1998, Château d’Aiguilhe is one of the finest and most beautiful vineyards in the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. The vineyards are bordered on one side by a plateau. The other side is bordered by a small valley. Chateau owner Stephan Neipperg has managed the property using sustainable viticulture with no herbicides, pesticides or insecticides used. Everything is harvested by hand into small crates and sorted before and after stemming. Grapes are put into vats by gravity flow with no crushing. Fermented in up to 50% new Oak on fine lees for 15 to 18 months.
Members of the Franconian aristocracy with a long political and agricultural tradition, the Counts von Neipperg family line can be traced back to the 12th century. Representing some eight centuries of winegrowing and winemaking experience
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 d'Aiguilhe features notions of baked plums, black cherries and mulberries with hints of underbrush, bouquet garni and tobacco with a waft of cast-iron pan. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is coated with expressive black fruit layers and loads of earthy suggestions, framed by fine-grained tannins, finishing long and refreshing." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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