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Château Saint-Genès

Côtes de Castillon

Characteristics

Appellation : Côtes de Castillon

Owner : Henry Chabut-Janoueix

Area under vine : 9 hectares

Grape varieties : 70 % Merlot for roundness, 30 % Cabernet Franc for elegance

Barrels : 41 (4100 boxes)

Sales : Joseph Janoueix SA and directly from the estate

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...

Foie de veau sauté à la castillonnaise

The past

protector of this parish and this vineyard, Saint-Genès was in ancient Rome an actor by profession. He ridiculed Christians in the theatrical performances he gave. One day, touched by grace, he converted and at the end of the show proclaimed his new faith. Emperor Diocletian asked him to retract, he refused and was tortured and executed in Rome in the year 303.

Château Saint-Genès is situated on the line of slopes running from Saint-Emilion to Castillon, by Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse and Saint Magne.
It is only 500 metres from the territory of Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, part of the jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion, and a quarter of a mile from the ruins of the old fortified town of Malengin (15th century) in the commune of Montagne Saint-Emilion.

Soil type

on the steep hillside with clay-limestone soil and at the foot of the hillside on a more or less clayey soil.

Grape varieties

70 % Merlot for roundness, 30 % Cabernet Franc for elegance

Character of the wine

power and distinction, the typical duality of the Côtes de Castillon wines, are found in this terroir. The grape variety of Château Saint-Genès combines the clay where the Cabernet Franc delights and the limestone where the Merlot draws its delicacy.