Petit Sociondo, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2020
Sheltered in the village of Cars’ heights and facing the Gironde estuary, Château Haut Sociondo and its vineyard overlook one of the most famous slope of Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.
The history of the estate goes back to 1949, when the Martinaud family settled there. 13 years later. They gave the name Haut Sociondo to the estate in reference to a land’s name bought the same year. After vine and wine studies, I joined the farm in 2001, full of passion for the terroir of Blaye and loyal to family’s work.
Since 2015, Jean-François Réaud is now the lucky owner of Haut Sociondo and together we write the winery’s story. As of the 2021 vintage, a second wine named Petit Sociondo was born; a more accessible expression of the first wine.
Total winegrowing area: 23 hectares
Primarily clay limestone soils followed by sandy clay and red clay soils
Winemaking and ageing:
Yeasting, pumping over and delestage adapted to suit the structure of the wine. Full control of temperatures. Three weeks’ fermentation. Aged in stainless steel vats.
Grape Varieties: 75 % Merlot, 15 % Malbec, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Purple in colour, it opens with generous notes of fresh summer berries on the nose. The mouth is rich with powerful tannins that fade into aromas of very ripe redcurrants. As a whole it is perfectly balanced and lively with marked sweetness. An accomplished, classic style that highlights the appellation’s finest terroirs.