Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux
Vineyard location : : located 45 km east of Bordeaux, bordered on the west by the st emilion area, to the south by the Dordogne river and to the west, by the Dordogne department
mean area estates: 8 hectares
Mean annual production: red 160 000 hectolitres
Cooperatives: 1Soil: on the hillsides and hill tops the soil is clay-limestone at the foot of the hills sand and fine gravel with silicious elements in the valley. Oceanic climate, mild and temperate humid continental oriented trendGrape varieties:
Red: 70 % merlot, 20% cabernet franc, 10% cabernet-sauvignon
Middle-age: establishment of a port city in Castillon, important fortress built on the banks of the Dordogne.
July 17, 1453: the ultimate battle of the Hundred Years War took place in Castillon where General Talbot was killed. Charles VII
Charles VII reconquered Aquitaine.
XVIIe : the Castle of Castillon is dismantled by order to Richelieu
XIIe - XIVe - XVIe : Many Castles, manors, and fortresses remain a testament to those times.
The « porte de fer » (vestige of the Castle of Castion) is every summer, from July 15th to august 15th, a spectacular sound and light show a natural setting. We can see the reconstruction of the last Battle of the Hundred Years War with over 500 players of the country, 100 horses and 50 rides.
Syndicat d'initiative : 05 57 40 27 58.
Contact Syndicat Viticole :
6, allées de la République - 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille
Tel. 00 33 (0)5 57 40 00 88
Fax. 00 33 (0)5 57 40 06 31
website : http://www.cotes-de-castillon.com