SGC’s philosophy is about taking Bordeaux back to its roots, concentrating on ‘parcels’ of soil and only producing in areas deemed exceptional by SGC’s objective criteria. While the exact location of the vineyards remains a guarded secret, the parcels are located in prime Bordeaux land used for winemaking.
The brand’s appeal extends beyond the industry pinnacle, and its informal circle of wine lovers, Le Cercle, has grown
organically amongst the most discerning collectors in the world. After SGC’s proposition — at its heart — is intriguingly simple, and proven too. With exceptional parcels identified, a collection of truly remarkable wines from the right and left banks under the umbrella label SGC have been released by invitation only. Ushering in a new dawn for wine’s most legendary proving ground, SGC’s innovative approach has enhanced the Bordeaux status quo: a lighthouse, beaming across the French countryside.
"SGC La Liberté, le plus médocain de tous! Exceptional graphite notes, a rare elegance, a work of immense finesse."
Location: Bordeaux Left Bank
Blend: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Petit Verdot.
Average age of vines: 35 years with a density of 8500 vines per hectare.
Harvest: Made by hand using small cases. Only grapes of optimum maturity and health are selected. The vines are attached to a cord and trimmed to produce two windows, which allow maximum exposure to the nourishing sunshine.
Vinification: Tall stainless steel tanks (3.5m x 1.5m) capable of temperature control, allow a cold maceration of the grapes during 5 to 8 days. After the alcoholic fermentation the grapes are then left in the vats for 3 to 4 weeks. During the malolactic fermentation 50% of the volume is placed in new oak barrels and 50% in the vats.
Ageing: The wine receives 3 months with racking and are then aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Production: Up to 10,000 bottles. Alcohol 14%.