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Situated in Castillon appellation, Domaine de l’A was created in 1999 by Christine Derenoncourt, wine grower of Bordeaux and Stephane, wine grower and internationally recognized consultant. Both free thinkers, Domaine de l’A is a life-style size laboratory to test their ideas on vine growing and reveal the identity of a place, a soil. Domaine de l’A became over the past years one of the major reference of Côtes de Bordeaux.
Appellation: Castillon – Côtes de Bordeaux
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Handpicked harvest. Grape sorting in the vineyard and cellar, before de-stemming. Transfer of the harvest on a conveyor belt into oak casks (35 to 60hl). Pumping over the juice and cap punching. Alcoholic fermentation exclusively carried out by yeasts indigenous to the juice. The wines are aged until maturity in barrels for an average period of 16 to 18 months.
A deep plum/purple.
Sweet black cherry, darker currant and briery notes.
A wine with supple, velvety tannins, a lush texture and a heady finish.