Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Château La Brande SKU: IFCLBCB18

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc Blend

R 400.00

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The 2018 La Brande is a brilliant wine, showcasing aromas of cassis, cherries, tobacco, truffle, and spring flowers. It has a medium to full-bodied palate that is perfectly balanced, with seamless integration of racy acidity and refined tannins. Château La Brande, located in the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, benefits from similar clay-limestone soils to the neighboring Saint Emilion plateau. The vineyard consists of 15 hectares and is divided into 10 plots, each with varying climatic conditions and grape varietals. The grapes are harvested and vinified separately using natural yeasts, with a fermentation period of 25 to 30 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is matured for 10 to 12 months, with a combination of concrete tanks, 400-litre barrels, and 225-litre barriques. Minimal sulfur is added, and the wine is bottled 16 to 18 months after harvest. ABV 14%