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2020 vintage: Audacity and success
Giscours
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on 02/07/2021
2020 vintage: Audacity and success

For this 2020 vintage, our aim was to continue in the same vein as 2019, while preserving the typical characteristics of Château Giscours. To achieve this, our objective was to work on two notions that are close to our hearts: aromatic brilliance and fine tannins.

2020, a surprising year

The year began by a relatively sunny winter with contrasting but abundant rainfall, which led to bud-break 15 days early.
The spring was mild with regular rainfall. The first flowers appeared a dozen days early There were some strong heat waves from the end of June to mid-September.

Our focus was on preserving the water reserves from the rainy winter throughout the year.
The vines experienced considerable temperature variations but continued to grow in very good conditions, thanks to the expertise and bold choices of our technical team.

We choose to reduce the height of the canopy in July to avoid evapotranspiration and were duly rewarded for that decision. The veraison began just eight days early, slowed by the lack of rain in the summer.
September brought a favourable climate for the aromatic preservation and concentration of the grapes, with hot days and cool nights. The ideal conditions to preserve the energy of the fruit.

Teams working in harmony with the Terroir

The technical team at Giscours took great care to give each plant individual attention. Our vine-growers and winemakers have detailed knowledge of the terroir and the rows they are in charge of, and they consider these plots of vines as micro-gardens that they tend with great care.

During the harvest, we make a selection by age, and harvest each plot on several occasions in order to pick the fruit as it reaches just the right level of ripeness. In the cellar our approach is to preserve the aromatic potential. We carried out gentle infusions at a low temperature in order to preserve the crisp, juicy nature of the fruit from the Merlot. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested when perfectly ripe and provides structure and density

Château Giscours 2020

We are very proud of the 2020 vintage. Our team’s in-depth knowledge of the terroir and their risk-taking have produced a voluptuous wine. It is generous, with great personality. It has all the power and freshness of Château Giscours and evokes a taffeta texture with silky tannins.

It is a vintage that reflects the meticulous and bold approach that guided our team during this atypical year.

Blend :

  • 56% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 44% Merlot
Château Giscours

La Sirène de Giscours 2020

Just like Château Giscours, our second wine is envisioned in the vineyard in the spring by our technical team and crafted in the cellar to reveal its full identity and elegance.

The Sirène de Giscours 2020 perfectly expresses the personality of its terroir. It reveals intense fruity aromas, a lovely freshness, and spicy notes from the Cabernet Franc. A vintage bursting with energy and finesse.

Blend :

  • 70% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 15% Cabernet Franc
  • 10% Merlot
  • 5% Petit Verdot
La Sirène de Giscours

Haut-Médoc 2020

Our Haut-Médoc plots have benefited from the ideal conditions of 2020.The resulting Haut-Médoc is a generous wine with a rich bouquet of sun-drenched fruits.

Haut-Médoc Giscours 2020 is an enjoyable, convivial and delightful wine; full of aromatic brilliance, the perfect illustration of Giscours’ identity.

Blend :

  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 50% Merlot
Haut-Médoc Giscours

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