A classic wine from this beautiful vintage showing complexity and richness with beautifully balanced tannins and texture. A classic claret style vintage, medium-bodied and elegant, with approachable currant fruit and savoury notes of earth and tobacco just starting to emerge.
Château Cissac Haut Médoc 2012
A classic wine showing complexity and richness with beautifully balanced tannins and texture.
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 grandaughter Marie. " The château is of a particular architectural style, 'Chartreuse' of the 18th century and is probably on the site of a Roman Villa. Vineyard
The vines of Château Cissac are situated on a 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, eqivalent 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
A controlled fermentation took place at temperatures of between 28 to 30°C, lasting approximately five weeks. The wine was aged for 14 to 16 months in oak casks, of which 30% comprised new French oak. Tasting Note
A classic wine from this beautiful vintage showing complexity and richness with beautifully balanced tannins and texture. Serving Suggestion
At room temperature with roast and grilled red meats and cheese.
Grape 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 5% Petit Verdot
Producer Château Cissac is an attractive eighteenth-century charterhouse built, it is thought, on the site of a Roman villa. The property was created in 1899 through the merger of two estates in the village of Cissac, and Louis Vialard, the grandson of the original owners, restored and updated it in the 1940s. His granddaughter, Marie, now manages the château.
Vineyard The Cissac vineyard occupies a hundred well-sited hectares adjoining the Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac appellations. The vines are planted on typical Médoc gravel, and average thirty-three years old. A lutte raisonnée
approach is adopted, in which chemical treatments are kept to the bare minimum.
Winery After a three-day cold maceration, the wine was fermented in a combination of wooden and conic stainless steel vats, with a maximum temperature of 28ºC. It was then aged in barrique for sixteen months, with thirty percent new wood.
Taste A classic claret style vintage, medium-bodied and elegant, with approachable currant fruit and savoury notes of earth and tobacco just starting to emerge.
Tasting notes - A classic wine from this beautiful vintage showing complexity and richness with beautifully balanced tannins and texture.
Château Cissac Haut Médoc 2012