Château Haut Condissas 2015 and 2010
Situated in the heart of the plateau de By (North of the Mèdoc), Château Haut Condissas
15 ha vineyard is located on a clay-gravel hilltop terroir. The vines are on average 50 years old and the density is 10,000 plants per hectare. Double Guyot pruning and sustainable farming with enherbed rows are used.
The blend is made of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Grapes are hand-picked and each plot is individually vinified in barrels or in small truncated thermo-regulated vats. 3 to 4 weeks long vatting follows the alcoholic fermentation before a malolactic fermentation takes place in new oak barrel for 100% of the wine.
After lees stirring for 3 months wine are matured for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Vintage 2015 got many good rankings, from Wine Advocate-Neil Martin 90-92/100 to Weinwisser-René Gabriel 17/20 and vintage 2010 even better, Wine Advocate-Robert Parker 91/100, Weinwisser-René Gabriel 19/20, Revue du Vin de France 17.50/20 but Château Haut Condissas wines are especially shinning on blind tastings where they are often mistaken for classified growth. The Grand Jury Européen whose members are some of the World’s best sommelier (Olivier Poussier, Andreas Larsson…) ranked it number 3 on vertical tastings of at least 5 vintages just after Ausone and Pavie.