Domaine de la Caresse, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2015Red
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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%
2015 was an ideal vintage. Winter was cold enough to let the plant rest. The spring didn't present any threat to the buds and flowers thanks to a cool and low hidity climate. The summer was warm and each parcel matured at their own different pace. This set up perfect condition for the harvest where each parcel could be harvested over time instead of in a rush.
Castillon, Bordeaux, France
3 types : Clay and limestone (40%), Silty sandy Clay (30%), sandy soil rich in minerals (30%)