- In the northern Médoc, Château Calon-Ségur has belonged to the Suravenir Group since 2012. Aiming for excellence, they hope to see the property attain the heights of its potential in 2028. To this end important investments, under the supervision of Laurent Dufau and Vincent Millet, have been devoted to the modernisation of the vat room, enlargement of the cellar and restructuration of the vineyard.
Calon-Ségur, whose wines are already considered the most powerful in Saint-Estèphe, possesses enormous potential, and should see a massive progression in quality in the coming years.
Appellation : Saint-Estèphe. Third classified Growth in 1855.
Vineyard area : 55 ha (136 acres). Area in production : 45 ha (50 ha planted)
Soil : A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.
Grape varieties : 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot.
Average age of the vines : 22 years
Training method : Double Guyot
Planting density : 8.000 vines/ha
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Harvest : Hand picking. A first selection of grapes on the vine. Mechanical sorting of the grapes by vibration, followed by hand sorting.
Vinification : Temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks. Maceration for 18 to 21 days. Pumping over twice a day. Fermentation at 26°C. Malolactic fermentation (indigenous lactic bacteria) in stainless steel at 20°C.
Ageing : 18 to 20 months, 100% new barrels. Fining with egg white.
Average annual production : Around 80,000 bottles.
Château Calon Ségur - Saint Estèphe-3ème Cru Classé
Marquis de Calon - Saint-Estèphe