Castel

11 July, 2008

31-33 Weir Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8XT

T: 020 8944 4770

E: f.verborg@castel-freres.com

W: groupe-castel.com

Established: 1949

Brands: Castel, Cachet, Virginie (France), Halana (Morocco)

Off-trade split: 90%

Castel has been focusing on its newly-launched Castel Family wines, which feature different grape varieties and regions from all over France, including Merlot from Bordeaux, Grenache/Syrah from Côtes du Rhône, Syrah from the Languedoc and rosé from Provence. The range also includes a selection of single varietal wines from southern France. Managing director Anne Burchett stepped down recently to enrol on a university writing course.




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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