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Château d'Aiguilhe Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Castillon 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Percentage Grape: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc<br/><br/>Soil: Limestone and clay plateau of Saint Philippe d'Aiguilhe (the château gave its name to the parish)<br/><br/>Date of Harvest: Merlots were harvested between Sept. 30th and Oct. 15th. Cabernets were harvested on Oct. 15th through 17th.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Manually harvested and the fruit is hand-sorted.<br/><br/>Vinification Length: Maceration ran 28 days with regular pigeages. Malolactic and aging on the fine lees takes place in 60% new oak barrels and 40% one-wine old barrels.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: The fruit is sorted before and after destemming. Fermentation in a combination of oak and stainless steel tanks, all equipped with temperature control. Maceration ran 28 days with regular pigeages.<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French oak<br/><br/>Level of Toast: medium toast<br/><br/>Malolactic: In barrel with aging on the fine lees.<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 13 %<br/><br/>Aging Time: 18 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Member Reviews for Château d'Aiguilhe Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Castillon

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Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
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3.00 5
04/08/2010

Gamy nose quickly moves to sweetly spiced plum fruit which continues on entry. Soon drying tannins kick in and it is a touch stalky on the finish. Should balance well with age.


External Reviews for Château d'Aiguilhe Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Castillon

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/26/2010

Bei dieser Cuvée von Stephan Graf von Neipperg handelt es sich um ein eindrückliches Beispiel dafür, wie mit Hingabe und Knowhow ein Klassewein gemacht werden kann. Dieser Bordeaux von Château d'Aiguilhe aus der noch wenig bekannten Region Côtes de Castillon vereint eine delikate, intensive Aromatik von reifen Früchten und markanten Ausbaunoten mit einer stoffig-leckeren Textur von grosser Dichte und Nachhaltigkeit. Das Charakteristische an diesem Wein: wunderschön zu geniessen in seiner Jugend; delikat nach einigen Jahren der Flaschenreife.



Percentage Grape: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc<br/><br/>Soil: Limestone and clay plateau of Saint Philippe d'Aiguilhe (the château gave its name to the parish)<br/><br/>Date of Harvest: Merlots were harvested between Sept. 30th and Oct. 15th. Cabernets were harvested on Oct. 15th through 17th.<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Manually harvested and the fruit is hand-sorted.<br/><br/>Vinification Length: Maceration ran 28 days with regular pigeages. Malolactic and aging on the fine lees takes place in 60% new oak barrels and 40% one-wine old barrels.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: The fruit is sorted before and after destemming. Fermentation in a combination of oak and stainless steel tanks, all equipped with temperature control. Maceration ran 28 days with regular pigeages.<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French oak<br/><br/>Level of Toast: medium toast<br/><br/>Malolactic: In barrel with aging on the fine lees.<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 13 %<br/><br/>Aging Time: 18 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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