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CHATEAU D'ISSAN 2010 is concentrated as before with greater richness, aromatic freshness and vivacity. The complexity of the phenolic compounds makes the overall impression on the palate very smooth.Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.
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The first known reference to Issan dates back to the 12th century when Guyenne was occupied by the English. In the 17th century, the Chevalier d'Essenault, Counsellor to the Parliament of Bordeaux, ordered to raze to the ground the old castle and the current building was erected. Furthermore, d'Essenault gave his name to the estate, which became shortened to d'Issan. In the 19th century things improved for the better. Château d'Issan was listed as a prestigious Third Growth in the famous Classification of 1855. It was Issan's crowning glory to be served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henri Plantagenêt in 1152, as well as being chosen for the Prince of Wales's cellars in 1723. The wine of Issan also became the favourite of the Emperor Franz-Joseph (1830-1916) of Austria, acquiring the proud motto: "Regum Mensis Aris Que Deorum" (For the King's table and altar of Gods). Just before the First World War, Issan's recognition declined, until Mr. and Mrs. Cruse, grandfather of the current proprietor Emmanuel Cruse, purchased the property in 1945, which at that time had only 2 ha of vines.
Serve at 17-18°C with halibut cooked with fresh tomatoes, avec un flétan sur lit de tomates, boletus mushrooms ravioli, or with blazed beef tenderloin, along with brown potatoes. This wine will be perfect with dark chocolate desserts.
Françoise et Jacky Lorenzetti & The CRUSE Family
Manual harvesting. Strict plot by plot selection.
Manual sorting before destemming and on an optic sorting line after destemming.
Classical vinification. Gentle pumping over. Vatting for 3 weeks.
Aged in barrels for 16 to 18 months, 50% in new Oak Barrels.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot