Something about Chateau Cissac 2015
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, Cru Bourgeois
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 34 yrs
BLEND: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
AREA OF PLOT: 50 ha
YIELD: 36 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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A favourite amongst customers and staff, Château Cissac delivers great sophistication at an everyday drinking level. From the flashy 2015 vintage, this red is packed full of dark ripe fruit, backed up by plenty of spice and wood smoke. The tannins are firm but ripe, which makes it drinkable now but means it will also mature well if left in the cellar for a few years.