La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc - Second Wine of Château Sociando-Mallet
Bright and focused aromas of plum, red cherry, dark berries and touches of oak. This wine is drinking well in its youth, and will age for a decade or so.
The history of Château Sociando-Mallet dates back to the discovery of a document from March 1633 referring to noble lands in the municipality of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, belonging to a family of Basque origin called Sossiondo. There is also a document of 1750, relating to the vines of the Demoiselle Anne de Sossiondo. Over the years, “Sociondo” (or “Sossiondo”) has become “Sociando” as a result of a spelling error.
In 1831, following the wedding of the owner with a certain Achille Mallet, the estate is named Sociando-Mallet according to the custom of adding the name of the owner to that of his Castle. La Demoiselle de Sociando Mallet is the second wine of the domain.
Since the 17th century, Sociando Mallet occupies the hill of Baleyron, one of the most beautiful terroirs of the Medoc. The terroir of the estate, consisting of 110 hectares including 85Ha of vineyards, is made of gravel on a deep clay-limestone subsoil. It allows Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) to mature in excellent conditions and Merlot (47%) to acquire depth and complexity; the rest of the grape variety is supplemented by 5% Cabernet Franc.