Château Tassin is located within the municipal district of Rions (from the Latin Riucium or “built on rock”), one of the region’s oldest medieval towns. Fortified around the 12th century, Rions has managed to preserve its old ramparts, as well as its narrow winding streets bordered by old picturesque buildings.The château's vineyard stretches across both the slopes overlooking the town and the plains bordering the Garonne River. The château was originally located on “Tassin’s Isle” , but the extraction of gravel and sand from the riverbed (since forbidden) eventually undermined its foundations.
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A.O.C : Bordeaux rouge
District : Rions
Vineyard surface area : 27 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-limestone slopes and alluvial sediments along the Garonne River
Grape varieties : 57% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
Average vine age : 20 years
Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 20 days on average.
Ageing : 6 months in French-oak barrels.
Tasting notes :Ruby red in colour, Château Tassin is round and ample in the mouth, with elegant tannins. A charming wine to enjoy with roasts and poultry.
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