Château La Bastide Rouge 2018
AOC Côtes du Marmandais, South West, France
The Château La Bastide was built during the Hundred Year’s War in 1472 and used as a refuge for the residents of neighboring villages. The Château is located on the highest point in the village of Cocumont, it was destroyed by a fire in 1721. Rebuilt, it was used as seigneurial residence until the Revolution. The Lafitte family became owner in 1943 with only 5 hectares of land. In 1962 , it is the second Lafitte generation who took over the property with 12 hectares including 6 of vines. In 1965, the Lafitte family joined the wine cooperative with the aim to bring the totality of its production and never left it. In 1973, began an important expansion of the property with the plantation of new grapes varieties : the merlot and the cabernet. The third Lafitte generation settled down in 1988 and extend again the familial property with the purchase of 10 hectares more in 1990. Today, the Lafitte vineyards cover 57 hectares located a few miles away from the city of Marmande, the vineyards bord the hillside of the famous river: Garonne. The majority of the production is for the red wine elaboration ( 51 hectares) but the Château also produces a white wine with sauvignon blanc and sauvignon gris (6 hectares).
The Château is located, on one hand, on gravelly and boulbènes soil, rich for the culture of merlot and cabernet franc, and, on the other hand, on clay and gravel soil favorable to the culture of sauvignon blanc and gris. The Château La Bastide and the Lafitte family are historically involved beside the Cave du Marmandais in order to support discovering the know-how and the qualitative terroir of Côtes du Marmandais.
巴斯蒂德城堡是在1472年的百年戰爭時期建造的，曾作為附近村莊居民的避難所。城堡位於科庫蒙村的最高點，於1721年被火燒毀。重建後，它被用作居住地，直到革命。拉菲特家族於1943年成為擁有者，僅有5公頃的土地。 1962年，拉菲特第二代接手了包括6個葡萄園在內的12公頃土地。 1965年，拉菲特家族加入了葡萄酒合作社，目的是將其全部生產，並從未離開過。 1973年，開始新葡萄品種種植的重要擴張：美樂和赤霞珠。第三代Lafitte一代在1988年定居下來，1990年再次購買了10公頃的土地，再次延伸了家族財產。如今，拉菲特葡萄園佔地57公頃，距離馬爾芒德市幾英里，葡萄園位於著名的河流：加龍河。大部分產品用於釀製紅葡萄酒（51公頃），而Château La Bastide酒莊也生產白蘇維翁白葡萄酒和蘇維翁白葡萄酒（6公頃）。
該城堡一方面位於礫石和土壤之上，富含梅洛和赤霞珠的文化，另一方面則位於有利於白蘇維濃和格里斯文化的粘土和沙礫土壤中。 La Bastide城堡和Lafitte家族歷史悠久地參與了馬爾曼達山洞（Cave du Marmandais），以支持發掘Côtesdu Marmandais的知識和質量風。
> Grape Variety 葡萄品種
85% Merlot 梅洛, 15% Malbec 馬爾貝克
> Tasting Note 酒評
“Under its intense cherry color, this 2018 reveals a flattering nose of red fruits and woody notes. The mouth has a beautiful harmony between the woody and the fruity. It is supported by an elegant tannic texture making the finish long and delicate.”
> Alcohol 酒精度 - 13.5%
> Vintage 年份 -
This wine can be enjoyed now but can also be kept
for a few years.
> Food pairing 食物配搭
It will accompany various dishes from
meats to cheese including red meats and pork.