Château Hyot is located in the Côtes de Castillon appellation, which borders directly on Saint-Emilion. The estate is part of the Domaines Alain Aubert.
Château Hyot - a "revolutionary" winery
The history of Château Hyot is closely linked to the French Revolution. After the king was overthrown, the revolutionaries splintered into many individual groups. The Girondists, citizens from the south of France, hid here when the new government turned against them. Today, a monument stands here in memory of this period of France's history.
Alain Aubert and his wife Bernadette are the current owners. Domaines Alain Aubert combines vineyards from the Aubert and Faume winemaking families, from which Bernadette hails. In the Côtes de Castillon, they are present today with Château Hyot and Château German.
Viticulture in the Côtes de Castillon
The Côtes de Castillon appellation is located east of the town of Libourne. Soils of clay, limestone and molasse (formations of gravel and sedimentary rocks) dominate here. Approximately 1800 hectares of the appellation are planted today. The history of viticulture here dates back to Roman times. The area is also rich in history, for example, the Hundred Years War between France and England ended here in 1453.
The wine of the house
For the wine of Château Hyot some of the classic varieties of Bordeaux are used:
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
The vines for the estate's wine are up to forty years old, which means that they are of a higher quality than younger plants, even if this reduces the yield. The harvest is done by hand at Château Hyot. Cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation follow in the cellar, then in the big oak barrel the maolaktische fermentation is carried out to the acid dismantling. Finally, the wine matures for 18 months in barriques, of which 60% are renewed annually.
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