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CHÂTEAU HAUT SOCIONDO

Sheltered in the village of Cars’ heights and facing the Gironde estuary, Château Haut Sociondo and its vineyard overlook one of the most famous slope of Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.
The history of the estate goes back to 1949, when the Martinaud family settled there. 13 years later, Louis and Michelle Martinaud, my grandparents, started purchasing parcels of vines. They gave the name Haut Sociondo to the estate in reference to a 7-hectare land’s name bought the same year. After vine and wine studies, I joined the farm in 2001, full of passion for the terroir of Blaye and loyal to my family’s work.
Since 2015, Jean-François Réaud is now the lucky owner of Haut Sociondo. Caring for the legacy of Martinaud family, Réaud family decided to welcome me as vine and wine manager of its three wineries. Since 2021 and as a proof of our commitment to future generations, we have got the organic agriculture certification label.

CHÂTEAU HAUT SOCIONDO

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

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CHÂTEAU HAUT SOCIONDO

Technical informations

Village: Cars
Total winegrowing area: 15 hectares
Terroir:
Soil of clay and clay-limestone, south/south-west exposure - altitude of 61 meters
Winemaking and ageing:

Mechanical harvest at the end of september / beginning of october. Cold maceration prior to the fermentation according the quality of the grape. Slow alcoholic fermentation with temperature regulation. Pumping over 2 to 3 times a day then delestage. Smooth maceration during 3 weeks at 22 Celsius degrees. Ageing in cement vats with wooden dominos.

Blend:
100% Merlot
Tasting comments:

Deep, almost black in colour. The subtle and pleasant nose of summer berries pierces through unmistakeable, softly wooded notes of vanilla and cocoa. The wood also subtly marks the attack, giving way rapidly to a full-bodied roundness underpinned by a high- quality tannic structure. A wine with great potential.

Food and wine pairings:

Meats in sauce

Awards:

► Vintage 2020:
- GOLD BERLINER WINE TROPHY 2021
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2021
- SILVER FRANKFURT 2021
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2021
- SILVER LYON 2021
- GOLD 70 MILLIONS DE DEGUSTATEURS 2021
- GOLD PARIS 2022
- GOLD VIGNERONS INDEPENDANTS 2022
- GOLD LYON 2022

► Vintage 2019:
- GOLD CWSA 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- GOLD GILBERT ET GAILLARD 2020
- BRONZE MACON 2021
- SILVER CWWSC 2021
- GOLD LONDON AWARDS 2021
- GOLD SAKURA 2021
- SILVER LONDON AWARDS 2020
- GOLD ASIA IMPORT NEWS AWARDS 2020
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2020
- GOLD SINGAPOUR AWARDS 2020
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2020
- SILVER AWC VIENNA 2020
- GOLD CITADELLE DU VIN 2021
- GOLD INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC AWARDS 2021
- 90 points JAMES SUCKLING 2022
- 92 points TASTED - ANDREAS LARSSON 2022

PETIT SOCIONDO

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

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PETIT SOCIONDO

Technical informations

Village: Cars
Total winegrowing area: 23 hectares
Terroir:
Primarily clay limestone soils followed by sandy clay and red clay soils
Winemaking and ageing:

Yeasting, pumping over and delestage adapted to suit the structure of the wine. Full control of temperatures. Three weeks’ fermentation. Aged in stainless steel vats.

Blend:
75 % Merlot, 15 % Malbec, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting comments:

Purple in colour, it opens with generous notes of fresh summer berries on the nose. The mouth is rich with powerful tannins that fade into aromas of very ripe redcurrants. As a whole it is perfectly balanced and lively with marked sweetness. An accomplished, classic style that highlights the appellation’s finest terroirs.

Food and wine pairings:

White meats with sauce

Awards:

► Vintage 2020:
- GOLD BERLINER WINE TROPHY 2021
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2021
- SILVER FRANKFURT 2021
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2021
- SILVER LYON 2021
- GOLD 70 MILLIONS DE DEGUSTATEURS 2021
- BRONZE PARIS 2022
- 92 points JAMES SUCKLING 2022
- 88 points TASTED - ANDREAS LARSSON 2022

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