Chateau Ampelia Cotes De Castillon
$204.51 / case(12)
The story of ampelia is about a meeting a challenge and a conviction. In 1996 three years before acquiring the lands of ampelia francois despagne inherited the grand corbin-despagne estate from his family making it the seventh generation of his family at the helm of this saint-emilion property. Francois then eagerly sought a new challenge and created a new vineyard -this time not in saint- emilion but in castillon – co;tes de bordeaux the bordering appellation. Ampelos the vine having scanned the castillon region francois despagne was drawn to a special location where the vines overlooked the plateau of saint-philippe d’aiguilhe at 110 metres altitude the highest point in the whole of the bordeaux area. Quickly convinced of the potential of this terroir and the possibility of making great wines in the castillon-co;tes de bordeaux appellation his mind was made up. In 1999 francois despagne alongside his wife murielle acquired around 5 hectares of vines there an,,wine~french bordeaux red~france~~bordeaux~,2012,y,red,y 730,336442007011,2ch le conseiller bordeaux superieur 2012 (magnum) [france],1. 5l,0,41. 99,226. 74,6,,n,the wines of chateau le conseiller benefit from the estate’s clay soils. They are deep and full-bodied with a roundness and opulence that have been truly mastered. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels allowing the oak to gently enhance the rich black fruit aromas. Chateau le conseiller: chateau le conseiller is a magnificent property set upon the right bank of the dordogne river. Constructed in the second half of the 19th century this imposing property bears witness to the rich history of this winemaking estate. The vines are planted densely and the vineyard treated with great care in an attempt for ever-higher quality. Bordeaux supe;rieur pleasure balance and liveliness two of our chateaux are situated in the dynamic bordeaux superieur appellation on the edge of fronsac. Possessing a majority of merlot the wines are full of character. They are fine and generous showing off their magnificent silt and clay terroir which provides wines that are excellent in their yo
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