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Chateau Soussans Margaux 2014 £29.95
CHATEAU SOUSSANS MARGAUX
Château Soussans is the second wine of Château Deyrem Valentin and is managed by the famous Jean Sorge who's family have owned the estate since the 18th century. Sorge combines tradition and innovation in equal measure to produce classic Margaux. They benefit from an exceptional terroir and modern wine making methods.
Leaf stripping and removal of secondary shoots is carried out at the start of the growing season. Cluster thinning for increased exposure of the grapes to promote ripening is also carried out. The average age of the vines is 15 years and they are planted to a density of 10000 plants per hectare. Harvesting is done by hand.
The winemaking here is traditional, cold maceration and overpumping with aeration, fermentation temperature 28-30°C. Maceration lasts approximately 20 days, malolactic fermentation partially in new casks with racking from cask to cask. Fining is done with egg whites and the wines spend 12-15 months in French oak casks.
The 2014 is a powerful wine, fleshy, whose silky tannins almost make one forget the great concentration and fine acidity. Dark chocolate fills the palate with roses liquorice, blackberry and cocoa to create a complex perfume, not forgetting a delicious clarity of fruit on the finish. Simply delicious with duck or cassoulet.
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