Château Tour d’Horable

I joined the family estate in 2008, founding EARL Vignobles Faytout to perpetuate the know-how built up by my family over five generations. The Château Puisseguin La Rigodrie vines were my grandmother’s, and those at La Tour d’Horable belonged to my grandfather, who came from a family of coopers. But the family tree doesn’t end there: the parents of some of my employees worked with my grandparents. A true family business! The wines we craft together are expressive and authentic, just like our soil and our winegrowers.

The locality where the vines are situated is called Horable. There used to be windmills along the ridge of the hillside. Today the very few that are left no longer have their sails, making them look more like towers.
Château Tour d'Horable

Château Tour d'Horable

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Technical informations

Location : Castillon la Bataille
Vineyard surface : 6,5 hectares
Soils : Clay-limestone
Blend of grape variety : 90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process :

The juice is cold-racked. Temperatures are kept at 25°C during alcoholic fermentation with cap-punching for gentle extraction. Maceration for three weeks and running off. Aged in thermoregulated stainless steel vats.

Tasting comments :

The colour is deep; the powerful nose is a delicate combination of caramel, vanilla and intense fruit. The palate is clean with firm tannins, nuanced with crushed blackcurrant. The delicate whole is very powerful yet also subtle and elegant. This is a well-crafted wine by an expert winemaker.

Wine pairings :

Grilled white meats

Awards :

o Vintage2015: Silver medal Concours International de Lyon 2016, Bronze medal Concours Régional des Vins du Sud-Ouest (Castelsarrasin) 2016, Bronze medal IWC 2016, Gold medal Wine& Barrel 2016, 89/100 Blind Tasted by Andreas Larsson, 86 oints MundusViniBiofach 2016
o Vintage 2016: Gold medal Concours International des Vin de Féminalise 2017, More results to come

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