Merlot, Cab. Franc • Côtes de Bordeaux AOC
The wines of Castillon “frequently knock spots off swanky Left Bank names” (The Times) and Château d’Anvichar is among our top wines for the 2013 vintage. Silky textured with wonderfully intense, leafy, red fruit and a complex layered finish.
Castillon is often regarded as the inferior neighbour to the more illustrious Saint-Émilion that is just next door. However, the wines can be just as good and many critics and top winemakers agree. Wine writer Oz Clarke wrote: “Top Castillons are already good enough to make many Saint Emilion proprietors blush”, while famous names such as Derenoncourt and Graf von Neipperg have bought estates there.
Château d’Anvichar has just five hectares of 35 year old vines on a limestone plateau – ideal for concentrated fruit. Owned and run by Vincent Galineau, a third generation winemaker, it’s named after his three sons, Antoine, Victor and Charles. Matured for a year in French oak, this is an elegant, expressive claret. Decant a hour in advance and serve with roast red meats.
A silky red fruit flavoured claret that's complimented by a leafy note and a subtle oak sophistication.
Region: Côtes de Bordeaux
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Style: Medium to full bodied with a good structure
Colour: Mid-depth scarlet