François Thienpont, Côtes de Castillon ‘La Violette du Manoir’ 2016

£18.00 (75cl)

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Strictly selected old vine fruit (57 years of age) from a small 2 hectare parcel in the commune of St Genès de Castillon. Clay/ chalk soils. Manual harvest. Careful sorting of fruit. 100% destemming. Vinification plot-by-plot, variety by variety. 30 day cuvaison. Rémontage and délestage to ensure gentle extraction. Fermentation at 28-30°C. Maturation in 100% French oak for 12 months. Light filtration.

Tasting note

All the vines grown for “La Violette” of Château Manoir du Gravoux are planted on a clay-limestone plateau which is on ideal location, thus offering favourable wine growing conditions and producing fleshy, fruity wines, with great character. Among the vines of this plateau, 2 hectares were planted in 1958 and, being remarkably well-exposed, they produce naturally grapes with a complex and intense aromatic expression.

About the producer

The Thienpont heritage is impressive: Vieux Château Certan and Le Pin in Pomerol, Puygueraud, Lauriol and Les Charmes Godard in the Côtes de Bordeaux. In 2001, François Thienpont set out to create a family of wines that expressed the truth of the terroir and ‘Terra Burdigala’ was born. Wines were to be produced with absolute respect for the soil and the environment. From vine to bottling, all aspects of the creation of each wine were to be fully within the control of François and his team. Each wine hails from meticulously selected vineyards and each parcel of vines is tended individually. Natural yeasts are welcome; chemical fertilisers are banned! The end results are wines of authenticity and great value.



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