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Chateau Greysac History, Overview
The creation of what know as Chateau Greysac dates back to the late 1700s. However, the modern era for the estate begins in 1975, when it was purchased by the Agnelli family from Baron Francois de Gunzburg.
The Agnelli family were of course already quite famous for owning the automobile company, Fiat. After buying Chateau Greysac, they entered into a partnership to purchase Chateau Margaux in 1977, with the Mentzelopoulos family. They eventually sold their shares in Margaux to Corrine Mentzelopoulos.
Once the Agnelli family took over Chateau Greysac, they completely modernized the wine-making facilities, cellars and replanted portions of the vineyard. In late 2012, Jean Guyon purchased Chateau Greysac from the Agnelli family. Jean Guyon was already well-known in Bordeaux as the owner of Rollan de By, Tour Seran, and Haut Condissas.
Chateau Greysac Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 70-hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Greysac is planted to 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The vineyard is situated in the Medoc appellation, just north of St. Estephe. The terroir is gravel, clay, and limestone soils. The vines are on average, 25 years of age.
Previously, the estate planted 2 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc for the production of white Bordeaux wine. But that has been discontinued and the vines were removed. However, starting with the 2016 vintage, the property once again began producing Le Blanc de Greysac from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Gris. That seems to have been a short-lived experiment as no white wine has been produced at Chateau Greysac since 2018.
The best vintages of Chateau Greysac are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009 and 2005.
To produce the wine of Chateau Greysac, vinification takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks, although a small portion of the malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine is aged in 20% new, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. On average, the large production here is close to 45,000 cases of wine per year.
When to Drink Chateau Greysac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Greysac needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chateau Greysac is usually better with at least 1-3 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Greysac offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-9 years of age after the vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Greysac with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Greysac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau Greysac is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.
Chateau Greysac is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.
Château Greysac Wine Tasting Notes
9 Vintages 21,105 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2020||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Medium-bodied, round, soft, forward and fruity, with the accents of tobacco and cigar box adding to the polished character. You can enjoy it on release or age it for a few more years to gain more of its Left Bank character. 87-89 Pts
945 Views Tasted May 20, 2021
|2018||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Medium bodied, with a tobacco and floral accent to accompany the soft, textured, ripe, cherry and currants, you can enjoy this on release, or age it for a few more, to gain more of its Left Bank character. 87-89 Pts
1,426 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2017||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Medium bodied, forward, easy drinking, sweet, fruity and earthy with just a touch of tobacco, the wine offers early cordiality. 87 Points
1,680 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Medium-bodied, easy-drinking, juicy and correct with a forward style and gentle cassis in the finish. 87 Points
1,986 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Medium bodied, forward, without faults, for a Left Bank Cabernet Sauvignon based wine made in this quantity, that can be enjoyed on release, for the price, it's a square deal. 84 - 86 Pts
3,671 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2016
|2014||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Forward but easy to drink, this medium-bodied wine is without faults or complications. 83-85 Pts
2,945 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2015
|2012||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Easy drinking, forward, Merlot dominated quaffer with freshness, charm and sweet, dark cherry and plum with a hint of espresso in the soft, textured finish. 85 Points
2,306 Views Tasted Nov 6, 2016
|2010||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Pleasant, light, drinkable quaffer without faults that is meant for early drinking. 84 Points
3,143 Views Tasted Jan 11, 2015
|2009||Château Greysac (Médoc)|
Mature, pleasant, easy drinking, soft wine right out of the bottle. 85 Points
3,003 Views Tasted Feb 14, 2016