Château Carignan (named after the local castle build in 1452) is located at Carignan de Bordeaux, 10km to the east of Bordeaux. The dominant grape variety, as for the other right bank Appellations (Saint-Emilion and Pomerol), is Merlot. This variety is in its element on the clayey limestone hillsides and offers supple,well-rounded and highly fruity wines.
The Côtes de Bordeaux denomination was defined by the French government in 1937 as an area of 3,400 hectares spread over 37 communes on the right bank of the river Garonne, forming a narrow strip of vineyards some 60km long and 5km wide from the north of Bordeaux to Langon. A great deal of
technical progress has been made throughout the Côtes de Bordeaux and the wine’s excellent value and quality have made them much sought after.