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Château Calon-Ségur 2018

BordeauxSaint-EstèpheRouge

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  • 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.


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