Episode 5 : Vignoble de Cissac

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Château Tour Saint Joseph 2019

Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois - 2019

Founded at the turn of the 20th century, this estate, which was then called Cru Latour Saint-Joseph, quickly proved its worth by gaining the status of “Château” as well as great renown within the village of Cissac-Médoc. The utmost care, including ageing in new oak barrels, is lavished on this prestigious wine which rubs shoulders with the equally famous vineyards of Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac.

Le vin :

Blend : 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinification : Cold pre-fermentation for one week at 10°C then a long fermentation for 30 days at 28-30°C
Ageing : 12 months in oak barrels, one third renewed each year

Le vignoble :

Location : Cissac-Médoc
Surface area : 18,08 hectares
Planting Density : 8000 vine / hectare
Yield : 52 hectoliters / hectare
Grape Varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Average age of the wine : 31 years
Terroirs : Clay-gravel hill tops with sub calcareous soil

Dégustation :

Nice purple colour. Subtle, delicate nose, expressing tangy notes of blackcurrants and blackberries. Full-bodied on the palate, with soft, generous tannins. Balanced, harmonious finish.

Accompagnement :

Perfect with red or white meat and cheese.