A touch of taste

Maison Castel introduces you to the appellations on which the worldwide reputation of French wine is based. These feature among the best known appellations in France, and are as capable of dazzling the most knowledgeable wine enthusiast as they are of impressing anyone looking for something new and different. Did you know that Chardonnay grapes are used to make Chablis wine ?


Apppearance : strong purplish hue
Nose : aromas of red fruit and violets mixed with notes of spice
Palate : lovely fine tannin structure leading to a very fine finish with spicy overtones
Serve : between 16-18°C
Best enjoyed : within 3-6 years
Food-wine pairings : braised red meats, oyster mushrooms, creamy cheeses (Brillat Savarin)
Recommended dishes : Veal sweetbread with mushrooms


The Saint Joseph AOC is one of the largest appellation areas in the Northern Rhône. The temperate climate and south-facing exposure of its slopes on the right bank of the River Rhône provide St Joseph with ideal conditions for the cultivation of the Syrah grape.


After a long pre-fermenation maceration to extract the aromatic compounds from the skins, vinification is conducted at a controlled temperature. 3-5 months ageing allows the tannins to soften and gives the wine its deliciously spicy and silky character.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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