La Sirène de Giscours – (2ND GISCOURS)

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La Sirène de Giscours – (2ND GISCOURS)

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The vineyard
Soil
 deep gravels from the Garonne river and sand from the ice
Age Planted area 94 ha
Grape varieties 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon - 32 % Merlot - 5 % Cabernet Franc - 3% Petit Verdot
Age of vines 3 to 15 years: 75% 10 to 25 years: 25%
Density 8 330 to 10 000 stocks/ha
Vineyard management regular soil working, traditional thinning and manual leaf removal
Pruning Double Guyot
Harvest Hand-picked followed by hand sorting
Average yield 40 to 45 hL/ha

Vinification
Tanks Concrete and stainless steel
Temperature management Thermoregulation
Pumping over varies according to the lots
Temperature during the alcoholic fermentation 26 to 28°C
Vatting time 18 to 24 days
Pressing horizontal pneumatic and vertical mechanical
Average alcohol content from 13 % to 13,5 % of alc./vol.
Selection plot by plot management, young vines

Ageing
Type of barrels
100 % French oak barrels(fine grain and medium toast)
Age of barrels 20% new oak , 80% barrels of 1 and 2 wines.
Ageing time 12 months
Racking Every 3 months with candle
Fining Egg white albumen

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