The Château Barreyres estate is dominated by a majestic stone building dating back to the 10th century. A real
jewel of the Médoc, this property is enhanced by impressive grounds complete with a private lake. The estate
was once the property of Baron Dupérier de Larsan, who cultivated some 50 hectares. Acquired by the Castel
family in 1971, it has since undergone substantial modernisation and restructuring. Nestled between the
hamlet of d’Arcins and the Gironde river, the location of the vineyard is ideal, perching as it does on the gentle
slopes leading down to the estuary. This is a fitting location because, as Médoc legend has it, in order to
produce great wines, the vines must be able to catch a glimpse of the river…
Château de Goëlane was built in the 1850s under the patronage of François Gusman Gras, a wealthy
merchant and fervent supporter of Bonaparte. In 1957, it became the very first of the Castel family’s
acquisitions. A major programme of work was undertaken at this time to renew and extend the vineyard
and to maintain and preserve this splendid property in the Entredeux-Mers area. The gently undulating
vineyard leads from the foot of the little village church in Saint-Léon right up to the château itself, a
striking combination of Gothic and Renaissance styles, which was restored and updated in the 19th century
under the watchful care of its patron. Château de Goëlane is steeped in history, and lies at the heart of a
unique terroir; it is justly proud of its supple, elegant red wines.
Moulin-à-Vent’s weathered granite soils are thin, with sandy pockets, enriched by high mineral nutrients and a granite bedrock with seams of manganese, copper, iron and other metallic oxides. Its clay-rich soil contains five minerals, giving the wine its unique character. The powerful winds blowing on the appellation have a decisive impact on the sanitary state of the vineyards, the maturation and concentration of the berries, and depth that give the wine its instantly recognizable intensity.
A handsome, deep red color with purple tints and lovely aromas, with perfectly mature red and black fruit, hints of spice and floral notes of rose, peony and violet. Good body with fine tannins and good length. Rich, corpulent and complex, finishing on a spicy note.
Situated in the village of Sainte Eulalie, at the gateway to Bordeaux, Château Malbec is a charming property
dating back to 1860, which was acquired by the Castel family in 1991. The estate boasts an extensive
vineyard, whose wealth lies in its diversity. Large sums have been invested both in the winery and the
vineyard, so that today Château Malbec can congratulate itself on producing a wine worthy of competing with
other appellations generally considered to be more prestigious. The Château is also the site of the Châteaux
Castel Centre for Education, an institution dedicated to promoting the appreciation of wine, and to teaching
Château Montlabert is a lovely dressed stone structure dating back to the 18th century. It is surrounded by
parkland complete with ancient trees, and an erstwhile hunting lodge, which has now been converted into
guest accommodation. This Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is situated on the Libourne road, very close to the Plateau
of Figeac and a place known as “Grâce Dieu”, and less than 600 metres from the illustrious names of the
Grand Crus Classées such as Cheval Blanc, Figeac and Clos de Jacobins. The origins of its name are often
confused with the principal Saint-Emilion vineyards; it was, in fact, given its name back in the 18th century
by Sieur Jean Michel Descazes Montlabert, who built this impressive residence surrounded by parkland. Some
of the trees he planted at that time still survive today.
A bright, golden color on first look. A fresh note marked by distinctive Viognier aromas of white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach. The fruits come through on the palate, with plenty of richness and body. A well-rounded wine with elegance, power and balance.
Deep and dark red. On the nose intensely aromatic, with black fruits and spices. The palate is full, round and sexy. Round and smooth tannins present through the full bodied, ample wine. Overall a complete wine, with a long finish, with elegance and finesse accompanying the abundance of fruit and well-balanced tannins.
A beautiful ruby color. This wine has pleasant, fresh, red-fruit aromas on the nose, which we find again on the palate. It has rich and very ripe substance, with fine round tannins. It’s a very well-structured and pleasing wine.
Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.
The nose reveals notes of black and red fruits combined with subtle woody and smoky notes. The palate offers the same rich, fruity aromas as the nose. This full-bodied wine has a velvety tannic backbone which gives a sensation of warmth on the smooth finish.
Blason d’Aussières is characterised by ripe fruit, fresh flavours, and a supple, full-bodied structure which is an excellent representation of the property’s terroir. Its aromas evoke the richness of the garrigues and the flavours are often spicy. 20% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Dark red with a beautiful brightness.
Open, powerful nose, with the notes of garrigue and clove that are characteristic of wines from Corbières’ best terroirs.
After a smooth, fresh attack on the palate, the wine develops more power. Very good, dense structure. Despite their youth, the tannins are already supple and supported by well-integrated wood.
This wine presents a particularly fine harmony between freshness and structure.
Made with special care, Aussières’ “Blanc” is a Chardonnay that combines liveliness, smoothness and fruit.
Colour: Beautiful bright yellow with pale green highlights.
Nose: Light notes of pink grapefruit and almond blossom.
Palate: This Chardonnay reveals the complexity of the 2016 vintage in the Languedoc. Ageing on the lees gives the wine richness and body, that are accompanied by freshness and finesse through to the particularly long finish.
Lovingly cared for by a multitude of winegrowers, the common characteristic of Bordeaux’s vineyards is the elegance and freshness of their wines which, while they reflect a rich culture and are are surrounded by a certain grandeur, are nonetheless easy to drink.
The Collection’s Bordeaux Blanc, made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, explodes with freshness on the palate, in a direct, straightforward style, going beyond a “high tech” product to offer the simple pleasure of a fresh, lively white. The high proportion of Sémillon in the blend gives it a similar character to R de Rieussec (Château Rieussec’s dry white wine).
Lovingly cared for by a multitude of winegrowers, the common characteristic of Bordeaux’s vineyards is the elegance and freshness of their wines which, while they reflect a rich culture and are surrounded by a certain grandeur, are nonetheless easy to drink.
A wine for every day, for a dinner with friends, or a glass in front of the fire, the Collection’s Bordeaux Rouge is a well-balanced blend of traditional grape varieties consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As the main variety, the Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine the classic elegance of the Lafite style, while the ageing gives it charm and a well-rounded character.
A blend of around 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier, Brut Premier comprises wine matured in oak tuns produced from three Champagne grape varieties that originate from various crus selected by Louis Roederer. It is aged for 3 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging).