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Cotes de Castillon AOC

Description to Cotes de Castillon AOC

In 1989 an area Côtes de Castillon in the east of the Bordeaux region was declared an appellation for red wines. The name was given by the town of Castillon-la-Bataille on the Dordogne, where the decisive battle took place in 1453, in which, after 300 years of English rule with countless battles, the historic province of Aquitaine finally fell to France. The area is framed by Saint-Émilion to the west and the river Dordogne to the south. In 2009 the roof appellation Côtes de Bordeaux and the name of the area was changed to Castillon - Côtes die Bordeaux

The vineyards cover 3,000 hectares of vineyards in the nine communes of Belvès-de-Castillon, Castillon-la-Bataille, Saint-Magne-de-Castillon, Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, Sainte-Colombe, Saint-Genès-de-Castillon, Saint-Philippe-d'Aiguilhe, Les Salles-de-Castillon and Monbadon. They are planted with the red wine varieties Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). Well-known wineries are Château d'Aiguilhe, Château Cap de Faugères, Château Castegens, Château Clos L'Eglise, Château Fongaban, Château Lardit, Château Haut-Tuquet, Château Moulin-Rouge, Château Pitray, Château Roquevielle, Château Sainte-Colombe and Château Thibaud-Bellevue and Domaine de l'A
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