Château Soussans, France
Sorge combines tradition and innovation in equal measure to produce classic Margaux. They benefit from an exceptional terroir and modern wine making methods. The winery is HVE3 Certified, recognising their efforts in working sustainably and in harmony with the land.
Leaf stripping and removal of secondary shoots is carried out at the start of the growing season. Cluster thinning for increased exposure of the grapes to promote ripening is also carried out. The average age of the vines is 15 years and they are planted to a density of 10000 plants per hectare. Harvesting is done by hand.
The must is cold macerated and pumped over for aeration followed by a temperature controlled fermentation at 28 to 30° C. Maceration typically takes 20 days followed by malolactic fermentation, some of which is done in new casks.