2020 Sociando Mallet

6 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

Definitely one of the major brands in Bordeaux. The estate is sizeable (82 ha), and has been producing wines of great quality on its price range for over two centuries. Since the 60’s, Jean Gautreau, one of the key figures of Bordeaux viticulture, has embodied the property. Mr Gautreau passed away in 2019. He was 92 years old, and his passion for this cru has never failed. We are convinced that the wines produced there will bear his signature for many years to come. The vineyard is located on a beautiful terroir, made of gravel slopes and hillsides. From the top, looking out to the south, you can see some other hills of the same type: the best places in Saint-Estèphe, Le Boscq, Calon Ségur, Tronquoy Lalande, Meyney, Montrose. The vineyard is now managed by Sylvie, his daughter, who took over management of Sociando some years ago. Key Points - Family owned and managed - A wine of great quality and well rated Production Area 77 hectares Vine Growing methods and harvesting Traditional ploughing Mindful soil improvement No spraying against Botrytis Harvesting Manual harvesting in small crates  with manual sorting of the grapes before and after de-stemming Yield 42 hl/ha Vinification Classical wine making, in temperature-controlled concrete and stainless steel vats Malolactic fermentation in vats Ageing Ageing in 90% new oak barrels for 12 months.