Appellation :   AOC  MEDOC
Extent of the vineyard :  15 hectares of which 1.5 hectares are devoted to Rosé
Soil :  Garonne gravel, sandy gravel, and clay/chalk
Planting density :  6000 vines / ha
Grape varieties :  Cabernet 48 %, Merlot 48 %, Petit Verdot 4%
Average age of vines :  20 years
Vinyard methods :  Guyot double and cordon, sound protection of the vineyard, mechanical weeding, grass left between the vines, deleafing
Yield :  40 to 45 hl /ha
Vendanges :  Picked by hand with sorting table in the vineyard
Vinification :  in thermo-regulated cement vats,  length of time in vat  3 to 4 weeks, malolactic fermentation in vat.
Aging  process:  100 % in barrel, of which 60 % new wood for the Grand Vin
Time spent in barrel :  12 months
Directors : Christopher and Jacqueline Racey
Estate Manager :  Nicolas Delacressonnière
Consultant Oenologist :  Christophe Coupez – C.E.I.O.  of Pauillac
Other wines :  Les Tourelles de Sipian, AOC Médoc – second wine ;
Château Rousseau de Sipian, AOC Bordeaux  Rosé


 
CHÂTEAU
 
 

The Grand Vin of Château Rousseau de Sipian is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot coming from the parcels with the best exposure.   The grapes are picked by hand when they reach optimal maturity then vinified in accordance with the quality potential of each vintage.   Afterwards the blended wines are aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months.  Finally, at the end of this period a meticulous selection of the different lots is made and the wine now finished is bottled. 
Production: 40.000 bouteilles

AWARDS :


Château Rousseau de Sipian 2006:
  • Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial des Vins, Brussels, 2009
  • Silver Medal at the Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine, 2009
  • Bronze Medal at the Concours Général Agricole, Paris 2009


Château Rousseau de Sipian 2005:
  • Silver Medal at the Concours Général Agricole, Paris 2008
  • Silver Medal at the Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine, 2007
     
 
 



Les Tourelles de Sipian is a wine made on the property of Château Rousseau de Sipian, and receives the same care and attention given to the Grand Vin.   Conceived to give pleasure whilst young, this supple wine, attractive on the palate and endowed with a delightful aromatic complexity can be appreciated very soon after it is made.

Production:
18.000 bouteilles
     
 
CHÂTEAU


The rosé wine produced at Château Rousseau de Sipian is said to be “bled rosé” which means that before starting the fermentation of the red wine, part of the juice is run off.    The light-coloured juice that is obtained is vinified at a low temperature in order to retain all the fruity aromas and bottling follows shortly afterwards.   This is a fresh, fruity wine that will find a place on every table, whatever the occasion

Production:
9.500 bouteilles


 
 
 
VISITS AND TASTINGS IN THE CELLARS  - Tel : 05 56 41 54 92
All year round :  Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 17.00.

ACCESS :

National 215 from Bordeaux to Lesparre
Then follow the direction Valeyrac, Port de Goulée




 
Château Rousseau de Sipian - Vin du Médoc - Route du Port de Goulée - 33340 Valeyrac - France - Tel: 05 56 41 54 92 - E-mail: rousseaudesipian@orange.fr
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