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Chateau Cissac Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc 2016

Chateau Cissac Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc 2016
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Producer:  Chateau Cissac
Grape Varieties:  75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot
Optimum Drinking:  Within 12 years
Wine Style:  Robust and balanced Cru Bourgeois
Alcohol by Volume:  12%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France

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Chateau Cissac Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc 2016

Producer Note

In 1895, Jacques Mondon, a lawyer in Pauillac, acquired several vineyards in the parish of Cissac-Medoc. He combined these different vineyards under the name of Château Cissac. In 1940 Louis Vialard inherited the property from his grandparents Mondon and he set about the task of restoring the vineyards and the outbuildings as well as the family home. Louis, who is largely responsible for the excellent reputation of the Chateau, died in 2009. He is succeeded by his daughter Danielle and granddaughter Marie.  The château is of the particular 18th century architectural style 'Chartreuse', and is probably founded on the site of a Roman Villa.

Vineyard

The vines of Château Cissac are situated on a plateau with a soil composed of gravel deposits from the Garonne river from the Bunz-Mindel period, over chalk. It is located at an altitude of 27.5 metres above sea level, equivalent to the highest points of the neighbouring appellations, Saint Estèphe and Pauillac. Integrated pest management takes place throughout the vineyard, along with leaf thinning mechanically and manually in part of the vineyard, tillage of the soil and the planting of grass cover between the vines.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place in both stainless steel and wooden vats, which has brought out the best in each parcel of fruit, imparting subtle oak complexity while retaining the vibrant fruit characteristics. The wine was aged for 12 to 14 months in oak casks, of which 30% was new French oak.

Tasting Note

The 2014 vintage delivers a deep colour and aromas of ripe and candied fruits, with a hint of spice from the Petit Verdot. The ripe, well-rounded tannins have a concentration that only an Indian summer can bring and the palate is balanced by a delightful acidity.

Serving Suggestion

At room temperature with roast and grilled red meats and cheese.

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 25%, Petit Verdot 8%

 


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