This Joanin Becot is a delicious red blend made with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varietals, spending 16 to 18 months in 70% new French oak. It comes from Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux, and has an ABV of 14%. With a beautiful dark red—almost purple, color, it is a very well-aged and balanced wine.
It has a buttery aroma, with opening notes of crushed red cherries and black fruit, with hints of bay leaves. Rich and full on the mouth, it has flavor notes of black fruit, chocolate, and licorice, with a long, earthy finish.
This is a great red wine to enjoy with cured meats and cheeses. The Joan Becot Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux also pairs well with classic meat dishes, like braised lamb, grilled pork, roast duck or chicken, and of course, steak.
Located in the Cotes de Castillon, along the Gironde, at some of the highest elevations, Chateau Joanin Becot has been under the ownership of the Becot family since February of 2001. The name is a combination of their family name, and “Joanin,” the name of the vineyard in which it is located.
Juliette Becot, owner and winemaker, considers her vineyard like a garden that takes patience and work and love. She treats her grapes like a gardener would treat their roses, with care and respect to its environment and its characteristics. The result is a Bordeaux wine that is quickly growing in repute.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.