Chateau Cazeaux is a wine from Bordeaux,region of France
,Bordeaux vineyard is covering almost all the Gironde department is known for the excellent environment for growing wines. This vineyard offers a wide wine assortment with very specific characteristics. The Garonne river defines the main sub-division of the region. On the right bank, the regions of Blaye-Libournais and Entre-Deux-Mers. On the left bank, Graves, Medoc and Sauterne.
Chateau Cazeaux is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Bordeaux AOP
,Bordeaux is a controlled appellation of French wine produced in the Bordeaux vineyards. This is the generic name of this vast vineyard: it can be claimed under certain conditions in all red wines, rose and white wines from grapes harvested in wine-growing towns of the Gironde department. The AOP name can be supplemented by Clairet mention. Bordeaux AOP represents around half of the total area of Bordeaux vineyard.
It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.
One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfectaging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.
The Chateau Cazeaux was at the origin a feudal castle surrounded by stave and belonged to King Charles VIII. Today, this domain belongs to the family Charlassier, consisting in 97 ha of woods, lands and vineyards (32 ha planted in Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon).
The vineyard is situated on hillsides for an exposure in the sun and for a nature argilolimestone. Grapes : Merlot 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon25% // Soil maintenance : Promote natural grass growth between rows.