The Rich History of Chateau Giscours: A Third Growth 1855 Grand Cru

Tucked away in the heart of the Margaux appellation, Chateau Giscours has a long and remarkable history whch dates back to the 14th century. For centuries, this chateau has been producing some of Bordeaux's most exquisite wines, recognized around the world for their finesse and elegance.

Classified as a Third Growth Chateau in 1855, Chateau Giscours is renowned for its superbly balanced red wines made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The wines produced here are known for their intense aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco and cedarwood, combined with a subtle hint of violet and dark chocolate.

The property has been owned by several prominent families over the centuries, including the Dumoulin family who bought it in 1760 and remain involved today. In 1995 it was purchased by Eric Albada Jelgersma who also owns neighboring Chateau du Tertre. He has invested extensively in modernizing both its cellars and vineyards.

Chateau Giscours' vineyards cover 75 hectares and are planted with an impressive variety of grape varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%). The soils here are varied but mainly composed of deep gravel on limestone subsoils which allows for good drainage durig periods of heavy rain. The vines are on average 25-35 years old, although some date back to 1967.

The winemaking team at Château Giscours takes great pride in crafting elegant yet powerful wines that reflect their terroir while staying true to traditional winemaking methods. All grapes are hand-harvested, then sorted before being carefully vinified with great respect for their unique character which is then aged in French oak for 12-18 months before bottling.

Today, Château Giscours continues to produce some of Bordeaux's finest wines which have earned them numerous awards and accolades throughout the years. If you're looking for a classic Bordeaux experience with an impressive history to boot – look no further than Château Giscours!

The Growth of Chateau Giscours

Chateau Giscours is classified as a Third Growth Chateau in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux Wines. This classification system, developed during the famous Exposition Universelle de Paris, put Chateau Giscours in the top echelon of Bordeaux wines. The estate has been in existence since the 14th century and was purchased by Eric Albada Jelgersma in 1995, who also owns neighboring Chateau du Tertre. Since then, he has invested heavily in modernizing its cellars and vineyards, ensuring that Chateau Giscours remains one of the most acclaimed wines from Bordeaux.

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Chateau Giscours is a historic winery with a long and rich history of winemaking that dates back to the 14th century. In 1995, the chateau was acquired by Eric Albada Jelgersma, who also owns neighboring Chateau du Tertre. Since then, he has invested in modernizing both cellars and vineyards, bringing the winery into the age. Today, Chateau Giscours is still classified as a Third Growth Chateau from 1855 and remains an excellent example of traditional winemaking in France.

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