Wine Chateau Citran, Haut-Medoc AOC Cru Bourgeois, 2011, 1.5 L
The wine is light ruby color.
In fresh and juicy taste of wine, fine-grained tannins and possessing an average density, there are notes of plum and bitter cherry tones that complemented the nuances of leather and sandalwood. Fruity aftertaste.
Aromatic bouquet of wine is very conservative, with notes of cherries and plums, with aeration in it, mild lemon shades
The wine goes well with beef fillet, white meats and cheeses, lamb, grilled game birds in wine sauce.
Chateau Citran, 2011 - excellent wine made from the grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon collected manually from the 25-year-old vines. The fermentation lasts for 3 weeks and extends at a controlled temperature in stainless steel containers. Then the wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, of which 40% - new. At the peak of ripeness vintage 2011 will be from 2014 to 2018.
Château Sitran was built in the XIII century, the Marquis de Donnissan. The owners of the castle were of royal blood and found a kinship with the French monarchy. For several centuries, the castle passed from hand to hand and eventually fell into disrepair and neglect. In the XVIII century the castle was rebuilt and the historic estates were only defensive ditches. Then it was sold to the family of Clauzel, after which the vineyards fell into disrepair, and quite possibly would have disappeared if not bought Chateau Sitran brothers Miailhe. After that, the vineyards were revived, and the winery has returned to its former glory. Today belongs to the Chateau Sitran well-known family in the Medoc Merlot-Villars, also the owner of Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Chateau La Gurgue and other Bordeaux Chateau.
Chateau Sitran, no doubt, is a significant producer of wine in the class Cru Bourgeois O'Medok. The main part of the vineyards Chateau Sitran grows on sand and gravel soils with marl and limestone subsoil. 90 hectares of vineyards are divided between the two grape varieties: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon vines are employed, 42% - Merlot.