So with that in mind, I thought I would share with you what I’m loving and hating and what foods I found went well and didn’t with it. First up… Chateau Sissan.
I’m no sommelier but I know what I like and don’t like. I also don’t have a massive wine budget so hopefully, you’ll find some affordable options to enjoy.
This past week I’ve been drinking a lot of Chateau Sissan – Cadillac – Cotes de Bordeaux [ in brief – a red ! ]. As the name suggests it’s a French Wine that comes from the Bordeau region. Its website describes the wine as follows
Great tasting, easy-drinking wines.
Can be enjoyed when young, do not necessarily need to be stored in a cellar; and adapted to modern living.
… which made me giggle a little… what exactly needed to be ‘adapted for modern living’ ? … ps it is not a screw top, so it wasn’t that !
It also comes in a Rose [ Bordeaux Clairet ].
How does Chateau Sissan taste ?
It’s labelled as begin ‘Fruity & Light ‘ and I would add ‘with depth’ to this. It definitely has notes of berries, is smooth with just a little ‘grain’… again, I’m no sommelier so I’ve no idea what I’m really describing.
[ According to people in the know ] The wine can be enjoyed immediately or can be developed for a further 4-5 years [ but really, who has the patience [ read: willpower ] for that. ]
For me, this would taste best in the Autumn or Winter. In my opinion, it’s not silky enough to be enjoyed on a hot summers day. Although I didn’t chill it [ I sometimes do this with red wines… I know, #shock ], so perhaps that might make it more palatable on hotter days.
How does Chateau Sissan look ?
I’m a little obsessed with the shape of the bottle. It is just a wine bottle but it looks and feels a little different. Dare or say it has pride and personality ? I also like the depiction of the Chateau on the label… [ the writer in me instantly creates a backstory for the wine and how it’s made. ]
It looks like it has good shoulders ! And so would offer good support after a long busy week… which is often what I look for on a Friday night 🙂
It is just a wine bottle but it looks and feels a little different. Dare or say it has pride and personality ? I also like the depiction of the Chateau on the label… [ the writer in me instantly creates a backstory for the wine and how it’s made. ]
The wine itself has a decent deep red/ plum colour. For me, this signifies a good strong wine with substance.
What to eat with Chateau Sissan ?
I can say that it goes really well with pizza, and caramel chocolate but do not pair it with cheese and onion crisps.
Steak and seasonal vegetables are nice with it, but not a perfect match.
I also think that it would go well with pasta and mild cheeses.
How does Chateau Sissan fair on your purse ?
Chateau Sissan is half price in Super Valu right now. So I’ve been buying it for €11.99 a bottle.
Would I pay full price for it ? In a word no. Chateau Sissan is a nice wine, I just don’t think it’s worth more than €12. So my advice is stock up while it’s on offer.