Chateau Puy Castera.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Haut Medoc A/C
by Alix Mares
Chateau Puy Castera

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The owner and winemaker, Alix Mares, deserves plaudits for producing this wonderful medium bodied red wine. It cleanses the palate with berries and tobacco flavours,

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Haut Medoc A/C
by Alix Mares

Price: €22.25

The owner and winemaker, Alix Mares, deserves plaudits for producing this wonderful medium bodied red wine. It cleanses the palate with berries and tobacco flavours,

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
vintage:
2011
grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
10059
enjoy with:
Beef & Lamb, Game, Hard Cheeses, Pasta & Pizza
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
vintage:
2011
grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
10059
enjoy with:
Beef & Lamb, Game, Hard Cheeses, Pasta & Pizza

Wine Makers

Chateau Puy Castera. by Alix Mares

Located between Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe, the 28-hectare Château Puy Castera vineyard is owned by Alix Marès, a very dynamic young woman who is a fully qualified agronomic engineer. Alix follows the traditional Médoc methods of wine-making.

 

The winery was started in 1975 by Alix’s father, Henri Marès, who worked closely with oenologist Professor Emile Peynaud to build a special cellar which uses the gentle power of gravity throughout the wine-making process. This gravitational technology is in use from the moment the grapes reach the cellar until the wine is poured into barrels. This minimises grape damage and allows her fruit to shine.

 

Alix pays extreme attention to the soil by practicing the concept of ‘intelligent pest management’ in the vineyards. She is advised by one of the Médoc’s best oenologists, Jacques Boissenot who has worked with Chateaux Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild and Palmer amongst others!

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Restrained and reserved classic Claret character. The firm tannins support black fruit flavours that linger long, lifted with subtle oaky spice. Grill a steak and serve with a cream and peppercorn sauce with a smidgen of Irish whiskey." Liam Campbell, Irish Independent

"Developed attractively leafy aromas and elegant light red fruits. Refined, mature Bordeaux." John Wilson, Irish Times

"Classic Herb and spice nose. Inviting. Well judged palate, with a welcome depth of fresh fruit." * * * Decanter Magazine, Recommended.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Decanter , 20/05/2014
By Decanter
Irish Times , 20/05/2014
By John Wilson
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Bordeaux in France

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