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Chateau d'Issan 2012 Margaux Grand Cru Classe

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3ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855.

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Size : 750ml
Appellation : Margaux
Vintage : 2012
Color : Red
Classification : 3rd Classified Growth

The written history of Château d'Issan dates back to the English occupation in the years 1350-1460 but long before, according to tradition, the wines of Issan were served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine with Henry II of England. in 1152. A wine also appreciated by the Prince of Wales in the years 1723 as by the Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph, which earned him this motto repeated on each bottle: Regum mensis arisque Deorum (for the table of kings and the altar of the gods).

This Château is a third Grand Cru Classé according to the prestigious 1855 list.

The vineyard, whose average age is 30 years, covers around fifty hectares and production reaches almost 160 barrels, i.e. 180 to 200,000 bottles per year, equivalent to a yield of around 4000 to 4500 liters. per hectare.

Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot Noir.

All the harvest is manual and the wine is aged entirely in barrels, half of which are in new barrels for 18 months before bottling.

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