Something about Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc 2014
Château Cissac is located right in the heart of the Médoc region. Its exceptional terroir adjoins that of the prestigious Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac appellations, extending over an area of around a hundred hectares. The soil is mainly sandy gravel on top of clay and limestone, and the vineyards occupy a single tract of land which is sheltered by the village of Cissac and the forests which surround it. In keeping with Médoc tradition, the vineyards are mainly planted with their traditional variety, Cabernet Sauvignon. This variety is ideally suited to the type of terroir in Cissac, where its strength and aromas can realise their full potential. Blended with elegant Merlots and spicy Petit Verdots, Cabernet Sauvignon produces wines that are particularly complex and expressive.
APPELLATION D’ORIGINE CONTRÔLÉE: Haut Médoc,
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 34 yrs
BLEND: 67 % cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot,8% petit verdot
AREA OF PLOT: 45 ha
YIELD: 33 hl/ha
SOIL MANAGEMENT: tillage of the soil and planting of grass
cover, integrated pest management throughout the vineyard,
leaf thinning mechanically and manually in part of the vineyard
The Château Cissac vines are situated on a plateau with
a soil composed of gravel deposits from the Garonne River
from the Gunz-Mindel period. It is located at an altitude of
27.5 m, equivalent to the highest points of the neighbouring
appellations, Saint Estèphe and Pauillac.
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