Thursday, January 28, 2010

10 female winemaker from Castillon show their assets at the Assemblée Nationale

On February 2, 10 female winemakers from the appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux will present their wines to the members of the French National Assembly.
Last November 6, Anne-Marie Galineau organized a tasting of wines from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux with 10 female winmakers from this appellation, in her wine shop-restaurant Le Comptoir de Genès in Saint Gènes de Castillon. Attendants were charmed by these charming wines with character – and their amazing value for money – as well as these dynamic and modern women who created them. Amongst the participants, Jean-Paul Garraud, member of parliament for the district of Libourne, enjoyed his time so much that immediately invited these “energetic women, proud of their work” to come to the Assemblée Nationale (French Parliament) to present their wines. In such time of crisis, especially in Bordeaux wine industry, it is worth praising this unusual initiative showcasing the dynamism of women!

Meeting noted for Tuesday, February 2 février 2010 at 7pm, in the reception room of the Assemblée Nationale, in the Hôtel de Lassay.

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation
Situation : located at 45 km (almost 28 m) from Bordeaux, bordering in the West by parcels from its prestigious neighbour Saint-Emilion – Some properties are actually « straddling » both appellations – North with Francs Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, South by the river Dordogne and East by the Dordogne department. Area : 3 000 hectares (7413 acres) Average size of the domains : around 8 hectares (19.77 acres) Winemakers : 360 Average production per year : 160 000 hectolitres (4,226,752.59 US gal) – red exclusively Varietals : Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon

Wines presented
Blanc de Valandraud - 2006 from Murielle Andraud-Thunevin 2. Château d’Aiguilhe-Querre - 2002 from Gaëtane Querre 3. Château La Rose du Moulin - 2007 from Marie-Hélène Ortolan 4. Château Peyrou - 2006 from Catherine Papon 5. Château Filliol - 2006 from Sandrine Ferrer 6. Domaine de l’A - 2006 from Christine Derenoncour 7. Château La Rose Poncet – 2003 from Elisabeth Rousseau 8. Château de Laussac - 2004 from Alexandra Robin 9. Château Lapeyronie- 2004 from Hélène Thibaut 10. Ugo Maury - 2004 from Marie-Christine Arguti

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