Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux is the Flagship AOC of the Bordeaux Vineyards for Environmental Preservation
Located on the right bank of Bordeaux, the hills of Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux are in line with those of Saint-Émilion. The appellation joined the Union of Côtes de Bordeaux in 2007. This appellation is composed of 230 winemakers on about 2,000 hectares. It is therefore most often small family structures that have maintained their peasant spirit and the winemakers have a sacred quality to their character. Our appellation has always been a forerunner in environmental management, and today 25% of its winemakers are organic.
The small town of Castillon-la-Bataille is also a land steeped in history. Indeed, the reconquest of Aquitaine by France was one of the stakes of the Hundred Years War, whose last great battle was fought precisely at the gates of Castillon on July 17, 1453. Each summer the reenactment of this battle takes place with a show, mixing cavalry, waterfalls and pyrotechnics in a natural setting of 7 hectares. For the record, General Jean Bureau, victor in the Battle of Castillon is one of our distant ancestors!