55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Situated just outside Saint-Yzans de Medoc and with the estuary immediately to its East, the 47 hectare vineyard of the Chateau Sigognac is planted in clayey-chalky and clayey-sandy soils which are characteristic of the Medoc region.
Sigognac is and will remain a resolutely Medoc wine, a true wine of passion, fruity, complex and pleasant to drink and definitely not a fashion wine which is devoid of heart and character!
A wine to lay down, ideally for drinking in 5 to 10 years. Typical Medoc wine, elegant, structured and fruity, with a purplish appearance and aromas of red fruit.
Since the Chateau’s change of ownership in March 2009, the vineyard has been subject to a significant amount of reorganization and improvement. This has included replacement planting, improvements to the soil and the renewal of the older sections of the vineyard. In each case the overriding objective has been the same – to improve consistency and quality.
The average age of the vines is between 35 and 40 years. The planting is traditional with a density of 5,500 vines per hectare. Caring for the vines is an ongoing process and all the stages of the growing cycle are treated with equal care: pruning, leaf thinning, green harvest, removal of new shoots and finally the harvest.