Christophe Blanc

Domaine de la Caresse, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2020

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Intense scents of spices and dark berry fruit, a lingering taste with a blossoming, round savory bite. The 20% of Cab. Franc. brings a nice earthy touch. A fantastic price for the region. Only Celerier's Cellar sells this wine in the USA.

15 to 70 years old
Alternated plowing every year on 1 row out of 2 to favor the growth of roots deep. Rigorous yield selection by intensive pruning and green harvest in September. Harvest done both mechanical and by hand.
Destemmed, pressed vertically, each juices are seprated by grape and terroirs. Natural fermentation when possible. Alcoholic fermentation 5 days, then long Malo lactic fermentation of 6 weeks for 2015. Aged another 24 month in stainless steel tank before bottling.
Red Bordeaux blend
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%
4,000 cases
Similar to 2018 and 2019, Winter 2019/20 was warm and did not allow the plant to fully rest nor the soil to replenish entirely its water reserve. April being warm and dry, maturity happened early, exposing the flowers to potential frostbite hazards. Fortunately, it did not happen, and Summer came in, very dry. A vintage marked by drought. Not a single rain from June, until the exceptionally early Harvest. A fantastic and unique vintage, branded with high concentration, very small yeast, and maximum quality.
Castillon, Bordeaux, France
3 types : Clay and limestone (40%), Silty sandy Clay (30%), sandy soil rich in minerals (30%)

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