Bordeaux is perhaps the most famous wine region in the world. While it is most well known for some of mythic fine wines like Petrus, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Margaux etc., it also offers good quality wines that are much are approachable in appelations like Graves, Castillon or Haut-Medoc.
Bordeaux red wine is traditionally divided into Left and Right Bank. Wines from the Right Bank are more Merlot based and tend to be softer. Wines from the Left Bank are more Cabernet Sauvignon and tend to be more structured.
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Property of the family owner of Chateau Beausejour-Becot, 1st Grand Cru Classe B of Saint Emilion, Chateau Joanin Becot is one of the most beautiful references of the Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux appellation, on the right bank of Bordeaux. Enjoying a privileged located in the commune of Saint-Philippe d’Aiguilhe, the Chateau Joanin Becot estate is spread over almost 13 hectares on great clay-limestone soils with asterias.
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Acquired by 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. Located back from the river, the château’s dignified ruins bear witness to a long and turbulent history. Today, the estate covers 140 hectares, including 90 planted with vines. The vines grow exclusively on the plateau, where they benefit from south-facing sun exposure and excellent natural drainage.
Located in Martillac, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Clos Marsalette is jointly owned by Count Stephan von Neipperg and Didier Miqueu. This vineyard offering a great diversity the subsoil is composed of marine sediment. fawn-coloured sand, and multi-coloured clay. Clos Marsalette’s vineyard which covers an area of 12,30 hectares (for the red wine) plus 1,30 hectares (for the white wine) is also looked after expertly in order to produce a wine reflecting the typicity of this Terroir.
Chateau Senejac is one of the better known Crus Bourgeois, in the far south of the Haut-Médoc region. The owner of Grand Cru Classé from St Julien Chateau Talbot, Lorraine Cordier has given a new impetus to raise the 28 ha vineyard up to the best Médoc wines was given. Chateau Senejac vintages can be drank young and are distinguished for its fullness and fruit and expresses its terroir with slow aging.
Clos Floridene is a 31 hectares estate mostly located on the calcareous plateau of Pujols sur Ciron, near Barsac, in the Graves appellation. An estate which has come under the wing of Denis Dubourdieu, one of the greatest exponents of White Bordeaux. Dry white Graves has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years as fermentation in new oak barrels has yielded wines of crisp definition and glorious aromas, and the domaine’s white wine is a perfect example.
Bordeaux Superieur White
Chateau Reynon, located in Beguey in the Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux appellation is owned by Denis Dubourdieu, one of the greatest exponents of White Bordeaux. Chateau Reynon is today one of the most renown Premières Côtes de Bordeaux estate who produce complex white wines structured enough for aging.. The Estate is composed of 16.5 hectares for the whites and 21ha for the reds.