Palate

A fine wine, complex and delightfully voluptuous on the palate, with a substance that promises a long ageing capacity, and a remarkable balance between strength and harmony. The finish is dense and complex.

Growing Conditions

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. Tillage of the soil and planting of grass cover, integrated pest management throughout the vineyard, leaf thinning mechanically and manually in part of the vineyar. The year 2009 provided exceptionally good weather conditions throughout the entire growth cycle of the vines, from flowering to ripening right up to harvest. The hot, but not too hot, sunny days allowed excellent maturation in August and September.

Harvest

Harvesting took place from 28 September to 16 October 2009. Harvesting in the sun crowned what will be an exceptional year.

Winemaking

Fermented in truncated and thermo-regulated wooden and stainless steel vats.

Aging

14 months in barrels with 30% new wood

Appearance

A promising, strong garnet colour with violet highlights