Château La Gasparde 2014, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France

Situated on the heights of the Côtes de Castillon, bordering the number 17 region, the Château La Gasparde stretches over 18 hectares. The Château has an exceptional view over the Dordogne hills and the Château de Michel Montaigne. The grapevines used are: 85% Merlot for its well-rounded flavor, 12% Cabernet Franc for its elegance and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon for its structure. As for the Chateau history, it is said that a young and pretty widow who owned the estate, was nicknamed the Gasparde as she often visited the Baron Gaspard from T…., her neighbor. The origin of the Château la Gasparde goes back to 1776, at a time when it depended on the Château la Pierrière. It is Jean-Pierre Janoueix who runs this estate and pays close attention to the quality of the wines. Today, this Château is part of the Joseph Janoueix family estate, and has strongly contributed for around a century to the reputation of the Libourne wines.