In 1989 an area became Côtes de Castillon
in the east of the region Bordeaux
declared as an appellation for red wines. The city gave the name Castillon-la-Bataille on the Dordogne
, where the decisive battle took place in 1453, in which after 300 years of English rule with countless battles the historical province of Aquitaine finally took over France
fell. The area is in the west of Saint-Emilion
and framed in the south by the Dordogne river. In 2009 the roof appellation Cotes de Bordeaux
created and the name of the area changed to Castillon - Côtes the Bordeaux
The vineyards cover 3,000 hectares in the nine municipalities Belvès-de-Castillon, Castillon-la-Bataille, Saint-Magne-de-Castillon, Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, Sainte-Colombe, Saint-Genès-de-Castillon, Saint- Philippe-d'Aiguilhe, Les Salles-de-Castillon and Monbadon. They are planted with the red varieties Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). Known wineries are Château d'Aiguilhe, Château Cap de Faugères, Château Castegens, Château Clos L'Eglise, Chateau Fongaban, Château Lardit, Chateau Haut Tuquet, Château Moulin-Rouge, Château Pitray, Château Roquevielle, Château Sainte-Colombe and Château Thibaud-Bellevue and Domaine de l'A.