Château d’Aiguilhe

If there is an up-and-coming region in Bordeaux then surely it is Castillon? This appellation lies just to the east of St Emilion, and the two are in fact directly contiguous; the limestone plateau that runs eastwards through the St Emilion appellation carries on through Castillon, and the two are thus very similar in terms of terroir. In an era when there is an increasing need for affordable Bordeaux it is to regions such as Castillon that we should perhaps look first, and it seems plausible that big names in St Emilion might be the best placed to make the most of the cheaper land and favourable soils just down the road.

Château d'Aiguilhe

Thus it should come as no surprise to learn that Stephan von Neipperg, surely best known for his admirable portfolio of St Emilion properties which includes Château Canon-la-Gaffelière, La Mondotte and Clos de l’Oratoire, has a very good foothold in this appellation, at Château d’Aiguilhe.

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