CASTILLION - CÔTES DE BORDEAUX 'RESERVE'
Château Hyot’s Reserve wine comes from a selection of older vines (aged 40+ years) located in the Côtes de Castillon on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Winemaker Amélie Aubert cares for them with a meticulous attention to detail, allowing them to fully express this clay-gravel terroir in the final wine, a wine that combines sophisticated structure with admirable balance and freshness. She blends Merlot for dark berry aromas and velvety texture, Cabernet Franc for sophisticated aromas and silky tannins, and Cabernet Sauvignon for a structural backbone. A masterful wine awaits your discovery.
A deep respect for the vine is the driving force behind winemaker Amelie Aubert’s philosophy and approach to making wine. "Quality is not possible with quantity", she explains, and I want my wine to capture the essence of this fantastic terroir. A deep ruby color, with a clear shine, reveals a structured nose of magnificent ripe fruit with hints of pepper. Remarkable balanceand soft, silky tannins sustain a long, memorable finish.
|Vineyard Blend||Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Terroir||Selection of 40 year old vines on avg. in gravel and clay-limestone soils. Moderate oceanic climate.|
|Farming||Vines tended to by hand. Harvested parcel by parcel.|
|Winemaking||Selection parcel by parcel, sorted at the vine and again at the winery. Complete destemming. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Pneumatic press. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.|
|Aging||Aged under temperature- and aeration-control for 20 months on lees.|
|2014||60% Cabernet Franc | 20% Merlot | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|2012||60% Merlot | 20% Cabernet Franc | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|2011||60% Merlot | 20% Cabernet Franc | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|