de Brousse Castillon- Cotes de Bordeaux 2015

Chateau de Brousse is located in the heart of the Castillon — Cotes de Bordeaux appellation, which is the eastward extension of St-Emilion. The rolling hills of the Cotes de Castillon share the same limestone-clay soils as St-Emilion. The commune of Belves de Castillon, where Chateau de Brousse is situated, has the finest soils and south-facing exposition of the commune, ideal for the production of generous, full bodied, Merlot-based Bordeaux wines. Chateau de Brousse is a very old cru which was reinvigorated in the mid-1980s by owner Dominique Bessineau and Michel Rolland. Today, renowned oenologist Stèphane Derenoncourt consults on the winemaking with cellar-master J-F Lalle.

 Three-quarters of the Brousse vineyard is on the south-facing Castillion slope, and the rest are on the plateau. The vines average 20 years of age and yields are kept to a low 35 hectolitres per hectare through careful pruning and the removal of excess buds in the Spring. Using 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, Chateau de Brousse is an exceptionally rich, deeply colored and mouth-filling wine, with flavors of plush, ripe, spicy black cherries and currants with notes of dark chocolate. 

USD $19.99

Wine

Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux

 

 

Ch de Brousse

.750

2015

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc