Bordeaux & Beyond! For SITT Autumn we are showcasing a fantastic selection of wines from Bordeaux, Bergerac, the Rhône Valley and Languedoc, all of which will be perfect for Autumn/Winter and throughout the festive period. The selection covers six Bordeaux appellations, two Bergerac appellations, a fantastic Rhône Syrah and a Languedoc Carignan from 100-year-old vines.
Key Wine Company Catalogue
Château Tayac Plaisance is located on a 3.5 hectare plot just a stone's throw from Chateau Margaux. This wine was made by Luc Thienpont (Le Pin, Vieux Chateau Certan) from a classic blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Petit Verdot and aged in 30% new French oak for 12 months.
Château La Croix Guillotin is made under the guidance of consultant winemaking legend Michel Rolland. 80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc aged in one third new oak barrels, one third 2nd use barrels and one third 3rd use barrels. 10 hectares of clay/limestone soils.
Owned by the Duverger family for 9 generations. Current owner Michel Duverger is a former long-standing president of the Union de Producteurs de Saint Emilion. 7.68 hectares under vine on gravel and sandy clay soils. Harvesting by plot and grape variety selections. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 12 months.
The second wine of 5th Growth Château Cos Labory (neighbour to Cos d'Estournel). 18 hectares of vines with an average vine age of 15 years, a planting density of 8700 plants/ha and a yield of 45hl/ha. Merlot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 60% grown on Günzian gravel soils. Wine making in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and aged in oak barrels for 2 years.
Château Lacaussade Saint-Martin was bought in 1991 by Jacques and Sabrina Chardat, who have extended the vineyards from 18 to 40 hectares. The property has been run using organic methods for several years (certified by EcoCert). Aged for 12 months in concrete tanks and French oak barrels.
Property of the Pelotier family for three generations. Ageing in oak barrels, one-third of which are renewed each year. Average age of vines is 38 years.
Domaine de Vigier is nestled between the Cevennes and the Rhône Valley in the south of the Ardèche department. Le Domaine de Vigier is one of the oldest wineries in Ardèche. In spirit, part of the Côtes du Rhone wines category, but with a definitively local twist. Clay-limestone soil, on terraces of river pebbles with strong sunshine exposure. Syrah of around 40 years of age, for which the yield doesn’t exceed 50 hectolitres/hectare. Vinified the traditional way: destemming, racking and vatting for 2 weeks, then barrelled for 9 months.
Pécharmant is a little-known appellation within the Bergerac region locally known as "the little Pomerol of the South West". This in part is due to the iron-rich clay soils found here, which produce some of the best wines in Bergerac. Chateau La Briasse is produced by Nicolas Altermatt from 37% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Malbec.
Château la Vaure is located in the commune of Fleix, a village in the south-west of France on the edge of the Dordogne on clay & limestone soils. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Domaines Auriol is a family-owned winery set up in 1995 by Claude Vialade. This wine is 100% Carignan from two vineyards planted between 1907 and 1920 according to land registry records. The vines are situated on distinctive terraced sites. They are trained as bush vines, producing 3 or 4 clusters per vine where air flow and exposure to sunshine are maximised. The fruit is picked by hand with yields no higher than 25 hl per hectare. Part of the crop is macerated as whole clusters (70%).