Domaine de l’A is owned by Stephane Derenoncourt and Christine Derenoncourt. The estate in Cotes de Bordeaux acctually with 10 hectares was founded in 1999. The Domaine is located in the commune of Sainte-Colombe in the Cotes de Castillon appellation, just due east of St. Emilion – close to some very good St. Emilion estates. The average age of the vines is close to 35 years of age, although the vineyard has some very old vines that are between 60 and 70 years of age. Domaine de l’A strives to do as much biodynamic farming as possible. Sustainable farming is a practice the owner, who believes deeply in for his own vineyards, and in many of the vineyards he consults for.
Nice black cherry and blackberry fruits are present in this dense ruby/purple wine from winemaking consultant/guru Stéphane Derenoncourt. Quite fleshy, chunky, with lots of depth, ripe fruit and purity, this is a big, lovely, medium to full-bodied, fleshy, mouth-filling wine that represents excellent value. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.