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  • Weather

    23° C Overcast clouds
  • Time

    12:39 PM
  • Wine average?

    94 Tb
  • Country Ranking?

    166
  • Region Ranking?

    87
  • Popularity ranking?

    183

History

Giscours has a long, rich history, which can be traced back to the fourteenth century. At that time it was a defensive tower overlooking a wild and inhospitable region. The real beginning came in 1552, when Pierre de Lhomme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, bought a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz”; he proceeded to turn it into a vast estate and planted the first vines. Wine production was launched and each of the rich merchant’s successors made their own contribution to this magnificent building. It was in the nineteenth century under the promise, Pescatore and Cruse families that Giscours gained much of its finery: the château was transformed into neoclassical palace, architect Eugene Bülher and the production facilities were modernized with the construction of huge buildings, including the famous «Ferme Suzanne”.

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Vineyards

Located in the Margaux appellation, in the communes of Labarde and Arsac, Giscours exceptional terroir presents all the qualities required to produce a great wine. The soil components are ideal. Three magnificent gravel hilltops deposited by the Garonne at the beginning the Quaternary era are one of the key features.


The gravel plays a vitally important role, reflecting the sun’s rays and maintaining a stable temperature during the night, thereby providing ideal conditions for the ripening of the grapes.
The topography is equally important: an altitude of twenty meters for the hilltops of Petit and Grand Poujeau, and seventeen meters for that of Cantelaude, whose slopes reach down to the château itself, in an east-westerly direction. The gentle climate is another beneficial factor. This subtle balance gives the terroir its undeniable finesse…

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Winemaking

Secrets such as those that a glass of Château Giscours will whisper to the taste buds of wine lovers.

Aged in high quality French oak barrels, the wine acquires its complexity as the month progresses, subtly combining aromas of dark fruits and spices to the tannins of the wood, to reach a sublime balance. The complex blending procedure, an important stage in the production of this great wine, requires the most advanced skills of the cellar master and their team. 

Ultimately, all the traditional qualities of a great Margaux are blended: the finesse of the tannins, purity, a gentle, refined elegance, and great finish on the palate.

To those who can wait, Giscours, described as an “intellectual” wine by some connoisseurs, will divulge all of its complexity and reveal its secrets…

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