In the Bordeaux wine region, the viticultural history of Château Calon-Ségur began in the 12th century with the marquis...Read more

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Château Calon-Ségur - CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR
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Château Calon-Ségur 2017

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In the Bordeaux wine region, the wine history of Château Calon-Ségur began in the 12th century with the Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur, president of the Bordeaux parliament. Nicknamed "Prince of the vines" by Louis XV, he said of this Saint-Estephe vineyard: "I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon". The heart affixed to the bottles of Château Calon-Ségur attests to this. Third classified growth during the classification of the Médoc wines in 1855, Château Calon-Ségur fell to the Capbern-Gasqueton family in 1894. Owner of the famous vineyards of Château Capbern-Gasqueton, this family will manage the castle for over a century. In 2012, Château Calon-Ségur was bought by the Suravenir insurance group.

Geographical location of Château Calon-Ségur

Anchored at the gates of Saint-Estèphe, Château Calon-Ségur stretches along the Gironde estuary north of Bordeaux. Located in the northern part of the Saint-Estèphe appellation, the property covers 94 hectares of which 55 hectares are planted vines. Typical of the Médoc, the terroir of the property is composed of a layer of gravel on a clay base. The single vineyard respects the following proportions: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines at Château Calon-Ségur varies between 22 and 40 years.

The wines of Château Calon-Ségur

At Château Calon-Ségur the grapes are harvested manually. The wine making is traditional. The red wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 to 20 months. The result is an aromatic, powerful and woody Saint-Estephe with notes of black fruits and spices. The château also produces a second red wine: the Marquis de Calon-Ségur, with velvety notes. The third wine, with a fresh and fruity character, is made from young vines. It is called Saint-Estèphe de Calon-Ségur.