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Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc

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Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc 2018 Chateau Cissac is a medium bodied Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux which is a silky and elegant red wine that shows a lovely freshness when drunk. It pairs...

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Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc 2018

Chateau Cissac is a medium bodied Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux which is a silky and elegant red wine that shows a lovely freshness when drunk. It pairs beautifully with roast and grilled red meats and is a classic wine from this beautiful vintage. Château Cissac shows complexity and richness with beautifully balanced tannins and texture.

The elegant and silky Chateau Cissac 2018 is a fresh, classic red wine. It is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, classified as a high-quality Cru Bourgeois. The Cru Bourgeois label is a mark of quality awarded annually to wines produced in the Médoc region of France. The wines of the Chateau Cissac vineyards have been popular in England since the 1940s. This wine is one of the few available at its price point that benefits from light ageing of up to ten years. Buy Chateau Cissac and experiment with storing it in a cool, dark place to create new flavours and textures.

 

Winery Information

Chateau Cissac is located in the Haut Médoc area of France. The estate was purchased in 1895 by Jacques Mondon and enlarged in 1899 by a second purchase. This combined the vineyards of Chateau Martiny and Chateau Abiet into the estate we see today. It was eventually restored and promoted by Louis Vialard in the 1940s and 1950s. The modernisation that occurred in 1999 resulted in temperature-controlled fermentation vats. The property still holds an 18th-century charterhouse, the remnants of a Carthusian monastery rumoured to be built on the ruins of a Roman villa. The vines on the 100-hectares of land average 30 years old, planted to a density of 7,000 vines per hectare. Three varieties are planted: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. On average, the winery produces 20,000 cases of their wines each year. It is owned by a direct descendant of Jacques Mondon and Louis Vialard, maintaining a century-old tradition.

 

Vinification

Temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and wooden vats initiate the malolactic fermentation process. The fermentation lasts 5 weeks on average and holds the wine at 28-30 degrees Celsius. The wine then ages for 18-20 months in French oak casks, with 30-40% of the wine ageing in new casks each year.

 

Viticulture

Sheltered by forests and the village of Cissac, the roots of the chateau's vines extend into sandy, gravelly soil with lower layers of clay and limestone. While keeping to the historical wine-making practises of their forefathers, Chateau Cissac has worked to improve their soil biodiversity and regular renewal of vine stocks. The youngest vines are harvested by machine. The blend of grapes used, a mix of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot 22%, and 8% Petit Verdot result in a classical blend of flavours appreciated by wine enthusiasts all over the world.

 

Tasting Notes

Aromas of ripe blackberries are complemented by a hint of spice from the Petit Verdot. The ripe, firm tannins are balanced by freshness on the palate, through to a long, elegant finish.

 

Serving Suggestion

Serve Chateau Cissac 2018 at room temperature, 17-21 degrees Celsius. Pairs well with bold food, especially savoury dishes. Ideal pairings include cheese, barbecue, red meat (especially roasted or grilled), smoked meats, and mushroom dishes. Grilled steak with black pepper is one delicious option to drink with this wine.

Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Bordeaux / Haut Medoc AOC

Grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 22%, Petit Verdot 8%

Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs - No/No

Contains Sulphites - Yes

ABV% - 12.5%

Additional Resources:
http://www.chateau-cissac.com/

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc

£21.64 £21.48