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Château Sociando-Mallet - AOC Haut-Médoc
What are the specificities of Château Sociando-Mallet?
Sociando-Mallet is a high quality wine that does not appear in the classification of grands crus of 1855, nor in that of the crus bourgeois. When Jean Gautreau took over the estate in 1969, only five hectares of vines and buildings were left in a pitiful state. So everything was rebuilt from scratch.
The vineyard offers a wine tasting composed of different grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 48%
- Merlot 47%
- Cabernet Franc 5%
No sacrifice has been made in the fashion for supple and flattering wines, to be drunk young. Sociando-Mallet is a wine with a rich and powerful texture, aged in 80 to 100% new barrels, which can wait wisely for twenty years in the cellar. A record for the crus bourgeois of the Médoc. But it is true that the soils are remarkably well drained and that the rather long fermentations take place at high temperatures.
In order to make the most of its terroir, the estate produces a second wine, formerly Lartigue-de Brochon, it is now called La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet.
Best Sociando-Mallet vintages 2001, 2005, 1990, 2000, 2010
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