Thursday, 25 August 2016

What Does Chateau Mean in Wine?

To become a wine connoisseur, it is key that you learn about the industry. Over the years, winemakers have developed their own language, so you need to familiarise yourself with the key terms of viticulture.

French connection

‘Chateau’ is commonly associated with French winemaking. If you browse Ideal Wine company’s Bordeaux wine list, for example, you’ll see that many of the vintages produced in this iconic French winemaking region are chateaus e.g. Chateau Margaux. Basically ‘chateau’ is the French word for ‘country house’ or even ‘castle,’ but it has a much more complex meaning in the world of winemaking.

You can read this article in full with the Ideal Wine Company.