Wine

Chateau La Brande Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux

Viti/Vini
Organically farmed following the Cousinié Method. No synthetic insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. They alternate grass cover and tillage between rows and help the vine develop natural defenses by applying herbal preparations. 5,000 vines per hectare. Hand harvest at optimum maturity. Plot by plot intervention consists of extractions undertaken delicately to respect the fruit. No additives and minimal sulphur. Aged 10–12 months in used French oak barrels of 225 and 400L.
Producer

The estate consists of 16 hectares of organically farmed vines in Cote de Castillon. Since 1556, the Mangot vineyard has been listed as a renowned wine-growing estate. For the Todeschini family, now on its third generation, the most important factor continues to be the health of the soil and vines. The family aims to produce wines that express their own identity. Though the style remains loyal to the typicity of this traditional area, the wines display their own unique character, which is derived from the distinctiveness of their site. Totally organic in their philosophy and approach, all efforts are carried out with maximum respect for the environment. This practice in the vineyard allows for minimal intervention in the cellar. Karl and Yann, the youngest generation, are bringing a new energy to the estate, constantly searching and expanding boundaries to produce the most expressive wines possible.

Winemaker:
Yann and Karl Todeschini
Country: France
Region: Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Type: Red
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Originally planted in 1956, with periodic re-planting
Production: 60,000 bottles

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