Chateau
de Haut-Coulon

Appellation : Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux

Acquired by the Castel family in 1980, the Haut Coulon vineyards, located in the commune of Sainte-Eulalie, are planted with three classic noble Bordeaux grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. With its 3.86 ha in a single block of land, planted at a density of 7,200 vines per hectare, this, the smallest of the family’s domaines, possesses a priceless geological treasure: Montmorillonite blue clay soils (extremely rare clays of superior quality, rich in minerals). As for the winery, the Castel family decided to go for optimal extraction of tannins and aromas through the use of truncated cone-shaped vats, which they selected in a erated concrete, thus becoming a pioneer in the Bordeaux region in this regard. Château Haut Coulon is tended like a garden and aged like Grand Cru resulting in a bold wine with a distinctive style.

Chateau de Haut-Coulon

Appellation : Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

Acquired by the Castel family in 1980, the Haut Coulon vineyards, located in the commune of Sainte-Eulalie, are planted with three classic noble Bordeaux grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. With its 3.86 ha in a single block of land, planted at a density of 7,200 vines per hectare, this, the smallest of the family’s domaines, possesses a priceless geological treasure: Montmorillonite blue clay soils (extremely rare clays of superior quality, rich in minerals). As for the winery, the Castel family decided to go for optimal extraction of tannins and aromas through the use of truncated cone-shaped vats, which they selected in a erated concrete, thus becoming a pioneer in the Bordeaux region in this regard. Château Haut Coulon is tended like a garden and aged like Grand Cru resulting in a bold wine with a distinctive style.

Focus on the Chateau.

Surface area

3.86 hectares

Wine types

Red

Ageing

12 months
40% in tanks
60% in barrels made from French oak

Grape varieties

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot

Environmental protection

Converting to Organic Agriculture since 2018

Open for tours

No

Wines.

Concentration, maturity and power are the hallmarks of Château de Haut-Coulon, which do not, however, detract from its elegance and finesse. The nose is imposing due to its presence and massive intensity, with plenty of maturity and freshness. The wine’ sentry to the palate sets the tone. The body is full, the flesh generous and the tannins show a lovely minerality. Sustained by a sensation of almost iodine sapidity, the finish is long with distinction and elegance. The Petit Verdot provides a tannic richness and an aromatic power characterised by violet aromas.

How to contact the Chateau.

Address
2 route de Montussan
33370 Yvrac
France

Phone
+33 5 56 35 66 34

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