Appellation Saint-Émilion

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Château Castelot

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

A Château steeped in history

Characteristics

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Owners : 1978 Jean-François Janoueix

Area under vine : 9 hectares 

Grape varieties : 70 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrels : 45 (4500 boxes) 

Sales : Joseph Janoueix

Food pairing

The Chateaux Joseph Janoueix has had the honour of being present at the Elysée, Matignon and Senate meals for a very long time. Here are a few menus that have been served at prestigious dinners.

We advise you to taste our wines with the following dishes, expect a good marriage...

Poule au pot façon Henri IV

Coq au vin de Marie-Antoinette Janoueix

Geographical location

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the vineyard benefits from a beautiful micro-climate. It is protected from northerly winds by the hill of Château Quintus, Grand Cru Classé from which it is separated only by the national road 670 A, Libourne/Bergerac. Its situation optimises the evolution of the maturity of the grapes, allowing Saint-Emilion to reach exceptional levels.

Soil type

siliceous on gravelly, ferruginous subsoil so precious for the aromas of wine.

Grape varieties

70% Merlot for roundness, 20% Cabernet Franc for elegance, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon for the framework.

Character of the wine

wine with fine bouquet and great finesse, quickly giving an excellent bottle, which can still be kept for 10 to 25 years depending on the vintage. Château Castelot was awarded the Trophée des Honneurs by the town of Saint-Émilion. Its name was given to it by Henry IV in 1578.

Visit all year round by appointment to the Henry IV Museum and the Conservatoire de l'outil rural.

Tasting notes

By renowned oenologists Michel ROLLAND and Stéphane TOUTOUNDJI (GAULT & MILLAU)

  • 2016 - EXCELLENT WINES
    Beautiful dark red colour. Straightforward, fresh attack. Fine woody finish.
    2015 - AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR
    The attack, both time frank and fresh, takes us over the fullness. The finish is warm.
  • 2014 - A GOOD VINTAGE RICH AND SMOOTH
    Nose magnified by elegant woody notes. Gourmet and fresh mouth.
  • 2013 - SEDUCED BY ITS BALANCE. ADORABLE WINES
    Full-bodied mouth with sweet tannins and a hint of elegantly toasted oak. Enchanting wine.
  • 2012 - A YEAR OF MERLOT, PLEASURE IN THE RAW STATE
    The full-bodied wine on the attack evolves on a very harmonious balance.

Awards

  • Harvest 2015 Gold Medal at the Feminalise Competition 2017
  • Harvest 2015 Bronze Medal Agricultural Show 2017
  • Harvest 2013 Bronze Medal at the Feminalise Competition 2015
  • Harvest 2013 Bronze Medal Agricultural Show 2015
  • Harvest 2012 Silver Medal at the Feminalise Competition 2014
  • Harvest 2012 Bronze Medal Independent Winegrowers’ Competition 2015