Medoc

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Chateau Castera is in the North of the Medoc, past the appellation of Saint Estèphe. It is worth the trip. As you travel north, there is a change in the feel of this region and a change in the soil. Mixed in with the famous Medoc gravel, you will start to see clay and some sand - this explains why many of these wines have a higher percentage of merlot, giving them an approachable elegance.

It's not really that surprising that Chateau Lynch Bages was announced as Best of Wine Tourism Grand prizewinner for France, despite the stiff competition. The owner, Jean-Michel Cazes, has been welcoming visitors to his family estate ever since he took over in 1975. He was a pioneer of wine tourism - long before the phrase was invented.

This article, written by Paris-based Swedish wine writer Britt Karlson, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

All photographs copyright BKWine Photography

 

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