The Famille Castillon has an estate that covers 80 hectares of sunny south facing vineyards, which benefit from the airy Mediterranean climate. Michel and Jérôme Castillon, the domain's owners, are counted amongst the Rhône valley's most dynamic and talented winegrowers. The work that they accomplish allows the grape to breathe out and the use of oak barrels for ageing is restricted as much as possible. As mentioned above, today it’s the ninth generation of the « Castillon family » that rule this domain in “Costières de Nîmes",Through its knowledge and its experience, the “Castillon family” run the fantastic terroir of the southern slope of the appellation. Taking its benefits from a southern exposure and a Mediterranean maritime breeze, this terroir permits as much to keep an aromatic freshness on white wines as being the perfect terroir for the “Mourvèdre”.
The “Cocotte” cuvee is made from a selection of the most qualitative plots that historically belong to the family.South facing slopes of the Costières de Nîmes. The Costières de Nîmes are situated in the Rhône valley's most southern part, on the opposite bank of the Rhône with regards to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Rolled Durance pebbles (the Durance river flowed through the valley well before the Rhône). Vines : 20 years old - 15 acres - 50 Hl/Ha (2.5T/acre)
Cooling of the harvest immediately on reception of the grapes (reduction of 54°F). Cooling of the must for natural clarification. Vinification at a low temperature (60°F)./nAgeing on fine lees: 3 months.
A perfect balance between the fleshiness of the Grenache blanc and the acidity of the Roussane grape. It is rare to find a white wine from South of France with such a good acidity level.
As an aperitif, but also with asparagus, fish, white meat "à la crème", veal chops "forestière".
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