WHY BUY IT ?
- 3rd Classified Growth of Margaux
- A strong brand at a perfectly consistent price
- The precision of the teams and the attention given to the vineyard always gives a very satisfactory result
- A permanent commitment to progress in the production of their different wines.
- A wine always very well rated by the International Press
The history of Château Giscours goes back to a document mentioning the existence of the property from 1330, or rather the noble house of “Guyscoutz”. Château Giscours has never ceased to reinvent itself over the centuries.
Pierre de Lhomme, Marc Promis, Jean-Pierre Pescatore, Edouard Cruse, Nicolas Tari and today the Albada Jelgersma family; so many ambitious and visionary owners who have had the heart to gather the lands of the estate and build a reputation of excellence to this great vineyard, named 3e Grand Cru Classé in 1855. The estate also produces a Second Wine, La Sirène de Giscours, and a Haut-Médoc, Haut-Médoc Giscours.
The exceptional terroir of Château Giscours is spread over 83 hectares of vines in the Margaux appellation. Moreover, various geological studies have revealed the highly qualitative origin of our terroir: an alluvial deposit of Garonne gravel, dating from the ancient quaternary, serves as the foundation of our vineyard. It is on these arid lands, eroded, formed of alluvial deposits, of Garonne gravels carried from the Pyrenees in the quaternary that were formed the reliefs called in Medoc “gravelly croups”. They allow the drainage of excess water and let the Cabernet Sauvignon, the dominant grape variety, find its most beautiful expression.
Thus, the vineyard is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Permanent care is given to the vines throughout the seasons. Moreover, the selection of parcels is constantly refined thanks to important investments in the vineyard. Aged in high quality oak barrels, the wine acquires all its complexity over the months.
In the winery, the team works to ensure that the wine created is the best expression of the terroir and that all the care taken in the vineyard is carried through to the winemaking process. Two notions are particularly important: the aromatic brilliance and the fineness of the tannins. Once harvested, the grapes are sorted, gently destemmed, and then selected again by optical sorting to keep only the most qualitative ones. Then, a pre-fermentation cold maceration takes place, very respectful of the berries. Its purpose is to sublimate the fruity aromas before the alcoholic fermentation phase. The latter is also done at a lower temperature with a gentle extraction similar to an infusion but done away from the air to protect the freshness of the fruit. Finally, comes the malolactic fermentation, carried out in vats.
This wine will then gain in fullness and density during the maturation in French oak barrels. The wood contributes to the construction of the wine by bringing its noble and soft tannins and by letting through a tiny quantity of oxygen which allows to polish the structure.
When tasted, Château Giscours offers all the classicism of a great Margaux: fine tannins, purity, soft and refined elegance, great roundness in the mouth. It is a wine that evolves magnificently over time and whose pleasure of tasting is transmitted from generation to generation.
- Managers: ALBADA JELGERSMA Family
- CEO : Alexander VAN BEEK
- General Manager : Jérôme POISSON
- Commercial director : Laure BASTARD
- Cellar Master : Denis UTEAU
- Œnologist Advisor : Thomas DUCLOS