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Chateau Greysac


33340 Begadan

Phone: 33(0)5 56 73 26 56

Location: Chateau Greysac is located in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, to the north of Saint Estephe, near the small towns of By and Begadan.

Classification: Cru Bourgeois since 1978

Vineyards: Greysac has 95 hectares of vineyards on Gunzian gravel rises. The vineyards are planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 30 years.

Volume: Chateau Greysac produces an average of 45,000 cases per year.

Vinification and aging: The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats. It is then barrel aged for 12 months before bottling. Maceration and fermentation lasts 3 to 4 weeks..

History: Chateau Greysac has a relatively short history as a well known winery. After Baron Francois de Gunzburg and several friends visited the Chateaux in 1973, they purchased it in partnership with the IFINT group. The new owners quickly started a series of renovations that involved replanting much of the vineyard area and updating and modernizing the chais and winemakeing equipment.

The new owners also obtained the services of the famed Emile Peynaud (professor of Oenology at the University of Bordeaux) as a consultant to the chateau. After Peynaud's retirement, Michel Geuraud took over the role as consultant. Philippe Dambrine is the General Manager of the estate and is in charge of the vineyards and winemaking, as well.

Style: The wine is medium bodied and fruity with mild tannins upon release. It gains complexity with age but usually reaches maturity within 5 years of release.

Food: an excellent complement to pork, duck and lamb.