Château d’Aiguilhe, 2016 Update

A large property in Castillon, Château d’Aiguilhe is only partly planted to vines. During the 18th century there was 400 hectares of land to this estate, although today Stephan von Neipperg has a little over a quarter of this, at 110 hectares, of which 50 hectares are planted to the vine. It is a figurehead appellation for the Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon appellation, producing wines of both quality and value.

Château d'Aiguilhe

In recent years Stephan has also dipped his toe into the increasingly interesting world of Bordeaux white at Château d’Aiguilhe, with the release in the 2015 vintage of Le Blanc d’Aiguilhe. This is sourced from just 0.35 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vines, and so volumes are currently very limited. With a plan to graft another hectare of vines to white varieties during the course of 2016, however, we can expect to hear more of this wine in the future.

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