THE PEARL OF THE BLAYE CÔTES DE BORDEAUX APPELLATIONChâteau GigaultApproximately 19 hectares located on the commune of Mazion and Saint Genès de Blaye represent the Château Gigault, flagship property of the Reboul Salze vineyards.
Aged for 9 months in cement vats with staves, the wine is micro oxygenated to smooth out the slightly fiery tannins of its youth.
These aromas of red fruits (Morello cherry) with woody and floral notes reveal themselves with even more amplitude after three years of aging.
Aged for 12 months, 25% in cement vats, 75% in barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one-wine, 1/3 two-wine)
Ripe fruit and blackcurrant liqueur aromas with floral notes (peony and old rose). Racy, balanced and fleshy, it reveals itself even more after 7 years of aging, enriching itself with delicious aromas of truffles.
For almost twenty years since he acquired his Château Gigault, Christophe Reboul Salze has been working to expand the domain of this grape variety capable of the best, provided he does not give in to its ease. Christophe, Merlot is his material. He understands its deep nature. He magnifies this plant by extracting its mineral substances. From the Merlot of Blaye, he has made the unique flesh of his Viva cuvée, elegant rather than corpulent, and whose energy reflects its name. May Viva live. Jean-Francis Pécresse - Les Echos