Marks and reviews
Located in the commune of Saint-Philippe d'Aiguilhe, Château Joanin Bécot is one of the finest examples of the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, on Bordeaux’s Right Bank.
Château Joanin Bécot 2022 comes from a vineyard of almost 15 hectares planted with Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). Planted on a great asteriated clay-limestone terroir, the old vines, on average 40 years old, produce a great Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux wine.
Winemaking and ageing
Harvested by hand, the grapes are sorted in 3 stages (2 before destemming, 1 after). Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Plot-by-plot selection and manual punching of the cap. Vatting time averages 40 days. Malolactic fermentation in vats. The wine is aged in barrels (50% new, 10% single-vineyard), vats (19%), amphorae (15%) and tuns (6%).