Château Sissan has belonged to the Yung family since 1990. Bordeaux Clairet comes from specifically identified blocks of vines in the district of Quinsac, the quintessential capital of the appellation. Halfway between red and rosé wine, these delicately coloured, intensely fruity wines are similar to Bordeaux wines exported to England in the Middle Ages known as “Clarets”, which were extremely popular.
Sissan Clairet is made using the “saignée” method. After a short maceration for 24-48 hours, the red wine tanks are «bled», whereby some of the juices are extracted and then vinified separately, for a more pronounced shade of pink. The result is a delicious, pale red, brilliantly bright wine, boasting wonderful aromatic intensity and sweet tannins.
Red Bordeaux, easy to get married , favoring the expression of fresh fruit, low in tannins .
South-east Bordeaux, in the district of Quinsac, located on the banks of the Garonne.
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Awards and press reviews
2018 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2019
2017 Vintage: Cited – Guide Hachette des Vins 2019 “This Clairet has an expressive bouquet of ripe red fruit, especially cherries, which is echoed in the lively attack on the palate; the wine then becomes rounder and more vinous.”
2016 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2017
2014 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2015
2013 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014
2012 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2013
2011 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2012
2010 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2011
2009 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2010
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Classic fruity, delicious Clairet
The wine from Château Sissan reveals an attractive, pronounced pink hue. Intensely ripe, red fruit aromas of cherries and raspberries dominate on the nose and palate. Light, savoury tannins add spine to the fleshy volume. An appealing, highly aromatic Clairet, laden with supple, rounded character on the palate. An easy-drinking wine, best served chilled.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor