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Bordeaux blanc that is a pure Sauvignon. Chateau Castera, north of Saint-Estephe, has an ancient history. A treasure of the estate is a bill of sale dated 21 January 1616 signed by Anthoinette de Montaigne. One of the oldest documents in the Medoc pertaining to wine, it is proudly exhibited in the chateau. The lady for whom this wine is named was also referred to as “La Dame Darsac et du Castera”. A relation, Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) is one of France’s most important writer/philosopher who influenced, amongst others, Shakespeare, Rousseau, Charles Darwin and Isaac Asimov. Henri Lurton, Proprietor of Chateau Brane Cantenac, is related to Montaigne on his mother’s side. Chateau Castera Anthoinette 2020, 12.5% alcohol, is brimming with eager-beaver freshness, orchard fruit including pear, a hint of stone fruit and citrus. There is a controlled richness and early creaminess as a result of lees contact and buttonage. Yummy on its own and delicious with cold cuts, charcuterie, shellfish and fish.

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