Château Giscours Margaux Grand Cru
Grand Cru Classé en 1855 (Classified Growth in 1855)
The first label of Château Giscours attributed to great finesse and elegance. An illustrious Margaux wine where delicacy and power unite. Giscours’ history reaching back to the 14th century is rich and prestigious. In 1552 Pierre de Lhomme built a vast estate around it and planted the very first vines.
Of deep gravels from the Garonne river and sand from the ice Age, grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot are grown and cultivated to be aged in high quality French oak barrels that make room to a complexity of the blend as it progresses and reaches an epic balance described as an "intellectual" wine by some connoisseurs.
A beautiful deep color with aromas of black and red fruits, spices and a hint of graphite and a touch of wood tannins. A gentle, refined elegance of density and great complexity, the finish is great and precise on the palate.
Marries well with veal with foie gras, smoked duck breast, cepes or porcini mushrooms, with omelettes, risotto, meat such as beef, lamb, pork, desserts such as Truffle mousseline, cheeses like camembert and reblochon.
70% Cabernet sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit verdot
Fermentation: In concrete and stainless steels, Thermoregulation between 26 to 28°C, from 8 to 28 days vatting time.
Aging: 100% French oak barrels (fine grain and medium toast) 50% new oak, 50% oak of 1 wine
Aging potential: between 8 and 20 years or more
Serving temperature: 14-16 °C
Alcohol content: 13.5%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.