Aiguilhe is his most remarkable achievement. He has propped up the ruinous castle, restored the extensive cellars and farm buildings, replanted much of the vineyard, and built a modern winery. Castillon is a relatively chilly region, and the wines are often rustic. Not here. Aiguilhe can be exceptional, and the price is reasonable.
Stephan von Neipperg comes from a family of generals and ambassadors who made wine in their 30-village earldom in the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, this 45-year-old count is building his own wine fiefdom in St.Emilion, where he owns four estates: Château Canon-La Gaffeliére, Clos de l'Oratoire, Peyreau and La Mondotte.
Check out our interview with the man himself!