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La Sirène de Giscours 2020
La Sirène de Giscours 2020
La Sirène de Giscours 2020
La Sirène de Giscours 2020
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La Sirène de Giscours 2020

La Sirène de Giscours 2020

2nd wine of Ch. Giscours - - - Red - See details
€355.00 Incl. VAT
€59.17 / Unit
Format : a case of 6 Magnums (1,5l)
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ParkerParker90/100
DecanterDecanter92/100
Wine SpectatorWine Spectator90/100
J. SucklingJ. Suckling93/100
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Alexandre MaAlexandre Ma92/100
Vinous Neal MartinVinous Neal Martin87/100

Description

The elegance and aromatic richness of a Second Wine from Margaux, revealed by Château Giscours

The estate

Located on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, Château Giscours is a historic property in the Margaux appellation, with vines first planted in the 16th century. This superb Margaux 3rd Cru Classé is a true flagship of the Bordeaux region, with its distinctive neoclassical palace architecture, its park of rare species and its buildings, including the beautiful "Ferme Suzanne." Since 1995, Château Giscours has entered a new era in its history following its acquisition by the Albada Jelgersma family.

The vineyard

The Château Giscours vineyard covers 95 hectares of vines in production, out of a total of 300 hectares. A real jewel in the crown of the Margaux appellation, the special feature of the Château Giscours terroir lies in the presence of 3 deep Garonne gravel hilltops, which play a decisive role in the grapes' ripening cycle.

The wine

La Sirène de Giscours is Château Giscours' Second Wine.

The vintage

Winter, which combined sunshine with uneven but abundant rainfall, encouraged bud break to be early by 15 days. Mild and punctuated by rainy episodes, spring was marked by a flowering which began a dozen days early. Summer was particularly hot. The discipline of the team at the château, as well as the preserved water reserves, allowed the vines to develop in the best conditions in spite of significant temperature differences. The alternation of hot days and cool nights in September was ideal for preserving aromatic richness, the concentration of the grapes as well as the vibrant energy of the fruit. Carried out on a plot-by-plot basis, depending on the age of the plots, the harvest allowed for the fruit to be picked at full ripeness.

Winemaking and ageing

Manual and optical sorting. Vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats at low temperatures to preserve the aromatic potential and wholeness of the fruits. Maceration for 35 days at 28°C. Ageing lasts for 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new.

Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Merlot (10%) and Petit Verdot (5%).

Characteristics and tasting tips for La Sirène de Giscours 2020

Tasting

The greatly elegant La Sirène de Giscours 2020 is the perfect expression of the Margaux terroir. Mixing liveliness and finesse, this Second Wine unveals intense fruity aromas which are harmoniously blended with a beautiful freshness, emphasised by subtle, spicy notes.

La Sirène de Giscours 2020
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