Wine Chateau D'Aiguilhe, Cotes de Castillon AOC, 2001
Wine of deep ruby color.
The taste of wine is moderately intense, smooth, with sweet tannins, balanced acidity, aftertaste expectancy.
The aroma of wine is filled with bright notes of red fruits, blueberry, vanilla, licorice, oak and mocha.
The wine goes well with red meat, fried meat, steak, seasoned cheeses.
A blend of red wine Chateau D'Aiguilhe consists of two grape varieties - Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown in vineyards appellasona Côte de Castillon AOC. Philosophy Stephan von Nayperg, owner chateau - a special selection of grapes and a slow shutter - made this wine a real "bomb" appellasona. Vintage 2001 - smooth, with sweet tannin wine with a beautiful fruity bouquet, which complement the shades of vanilla, licorice, oak and mocha.
Chateau d'Aiguilhe (in French - "needle") is situated in a unique location: on the one hand there is a plateau, and on the other side of the border of a small valley. Winery has a long and interesting history. At the time, there is supposed to have been a Roman villa d'Aiguilhe. Much later, the castle was used as a Templar Commandery. The first written mention of this date to the end of the XII century.
Today d'Egy Chateau is owned and operated by Stefan von Neyppergom. The vineyards are planted with Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). The average age of the vines - 28 years. In the vineyards do not use herbicides, pesticides and insecticides. Cleaning is done by hand in small plastic boxes. Fermentation whole berries occurs at a controlled temperature in oak barrels and stainless steel containers. Maceration lasts 28 days. Malolactic fermentation and aging takes place in French oak barrels (50% - new). Depending on the vintage wine is aged up to 20 months.
Old family owner Les Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg - Count Stephan von Neypperg - leads his line from the nobility of the Holy Roman Empire. Its representatives were famous generals and diplomats, and on the XII century - and winemakers, founded in Württemberg winery "Le Comte von Neipperg", covering 30 villages. In 1971, Joseph-Hubert von Neypperg decided to invest in the famous Bordeaux vineyards. He immediately bought four plots in the region of Saint-Emilion: Canon La Gaffeliere, La Mondotte, Clos de l'Oratoire and Chateau Peyreau. More than ten years, until 1983, these lands were not exploited and were under the supervision of a manager.
In 1983, Earl offered one of their eight children - Stefan von Neyppergu - to take over the leadership of Canon La Gaffele. Stefan was then 26 years old, he had a lot of experience in the field of economics, management and agronomy, acquired in Germany, Paris and Montpellier, and most importantly - his shoulders were eight centuries the family tradition of winemaking. Scrabble, enjoys history and classical music, the young man went to meet this exceptional terroir. Stephen, who is known as a dynamic person with strong character, delved into all aspects of winemaking, from production to processing and aging in the cellars, from marketing to global sales. He was moving in the right direction, based on the rich potential of their land and looking to the future.
Since 1991, Stephen, to organize the work in the canon of La Gaffele, draws its efforts on Clos de l'Oratoire and Chateau Peyreau. In 1992, he decides to go beyond the region and, together with two partners becomes Clos Marsalette in Pessac Leognan, and in 1998 - Chateau d'Aiguilhe in the Cotes de Castillon. Each terroir Stefan is with great love and understanding of differences between them. All work carried out in the vineyards using biodynamic methods and approach to winemaking is based on the flexibility to achieve the best expression of each terroir, variety and vintage.