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 Vintage 2016: Gold medal Féminalise 2017, Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2017, Silver medal Bordeaux 2017, Bronze medal International Wine Awards 2018, Bronze medal International Wine Awards 2017, Wine Enthusiast 88/100
o Vintage 2018 ; Gold medal Féminalise 2019, Gold medal CWSA 2019, Gold medal Singapour Compétition 2019, Gold medal Japan Compétition 2019, Gold medal Shanghai Compétition 2019, Gold medal Asia Wine Trophy 2019, Silver medal CWWSC 2019, Silver medal Macon 2019

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