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2018 Château Blanzac Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

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$49.00 - $49.00
Current price $49.00

Region: Bordeaux, France

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Culinary Suggestions: BBQ Meats, Lamb Chops, Steak, Beef Stew, Burgers

Vineyard Practice: Sustainable


About

Built around a typical eighteenth-century Carthusian monastery, the land was once home to a mixed farming and livestock farm, supporting several families independently. The first traces of wine production date back to 1750 and Château Blanzac appears in the 1st edition of the Féret guide (1850).

Fernand Ozée Soulé, circus director, sold the Blanzac property to the Barreyre family in 1914, who kept it until 1932, when it became part of the Depons family.

Wine production became the main activity in 1951 before being coupled with an equestrian centre from 1972.

The upper parts are thus devoted to vines, the lower parts to pastures for horses.

The Blanzac property is a family story, nourished by passion and values. Although Jean Depons acquired Château Blanzac in 1932, he remained a landowner who employed several families of winegrowers. All the work was done by hand and with the help of horses. The first Depons to become a winegrower was Michel, his son, who succeeded him on his death in 1951.

The first hydraulic press had been in the cellar a year or two earlier. Working techniques evolved and the most important shift was taken with the introduction of the tractor in 1962.

In 1973, Bernard joined his father and officially took over from him in 1980, with the help of Véronique, his wife. They will develop Château Blanzac's reputation, raising the level of demand in the quality of the wine and expanding the distribution channel. In the heart of the 70s, Bernard and his brother Jean-Paul, who was in charge of the stables, gave birth to horse-ball, a mixture of rugby and basketball on horseback, on the family property.
In 2017, Bernard and Véronique handed over the reins to their eldest son, Romain, assuring him of their benevolent presence.

In the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, Château Blanzac and Cadets de Château Blanzac are the result of an 11.5 ha vineyard planted on a clay-limestone terroir. The vines flourish favourably on south/south-west facing hillsides, benefiting from maximum sunshine overlooking the Dordogne.

Made from traditional grape varieties from the Bordeaux vineyards – Merlot and Cabernet Franc – our wines offer a typical and balanced blend, adjusted according to the characteristics of each vintage.

We ensure a reasoned management of the vineyard and implement the renewal of certain plots with a view to sustainability. Our vinification is done in concrete and stainless steel tanks.

Our main label is Château Blanzac, a wine with a deep, saline and smooth structure. The production of our second wine, Cadets de Château Blanzac, with a fresher and fruitier appearance, is understood as a cuvée and depends on the year. - Winery Website