About this wine
Château Couronneau Sainte-Foy
Château Couronneau Sainte-Foy: a première! The first wine from Christophe Piat and his son Grégoire in the Delinat range – the first bottling of a Sainte-Foy as a Côtes de Bordeaux. This cuvée of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is a hit – which was to be expected. Château Couronneau is one of the top addresses when it comes to full-bodied and good-value Bordeaux labels.
Château Couronneau looks like a fairy-tale castle: A good 100 kilometres east of Bordeaux, it sits enthroned on a gentle hill not far from the town of Bergerac. Cypresses that reach into the sky like spearheads line the driveway to the castle complex with its four, round, corner towers, and horses wait patiently in the pastures to be ridden. Over the past twenty years, a “chai” has also sprung up in the cellars of the complex. In the ground-level rooms, steel tanks are lined up with wooden barrels, barriques with tonneaux, and amphorae, which are used for the Sainte-Foy from the small appellation of the same name. Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes form the basis of this bottling. In December 2020, Christoph and Grégoire Piat defined the final assemblage together with Emil Hauser. The result was excellent, and the experts of the trade magazine “Wine Enthusiast” rated the cuvée as one of the best of all 2019 reds from the Côtes de Bordeaux vineyards.