Chateau Castel Viaud is a modest affair of 18 hectares with some very good wines of the Lalande Pomerol appellation. On entering the village from the Libourne direction, carry straight on at the roundabout passing the Mairie on the left – they are about 100 metres on the left along Rue des Annereaux.
Surprisingly it is open on a Sunday or it was last time we went there.
It’s a family run chateau their two main wines are:
1. An oak aged ‘eleve en futs de chene’ Lalande de Pomerol
2. Traditional Lalande de Pomerol which is un oaked so less tannin and very smooth
There is also a second wine: Eymard which I have yet to taste.
Their Lalande de Pomerols age extremely well, having kept them for a few years I’m undecided which I prefer, perhaps the un oaked by a whisker however, they are both excellent Lalande de Pomerols and well worth trying.
They also produce a Merlot which might be made with grapes from other estates as its not mentioned on their web site, be assured it’s a very good Merlot.
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