Third Grand Cru Classé of the Saint-Estèphe appellation, Château Calon Ségur has great assets and plays the card of the heart.
A true love story
Château Calon Ségur is one of the oldest areas of the Medoc, dating from the gallo-roman era. Its name derived from “Calones”, which designates small vessels of transport sailing on the Gironde estuary. Ségur comes from the Marquis Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur, President of the Parliament of Bordeaux in the 18th century and owner of Châteaux Lafite and Latour. “I make wine to Lafite and Latour but my heart belongs to Calon” he liked to say. A link could be establish with the pretty heart drawn on the label …
The famous layers
The vineyard is composed of 55 hectares in one piece, entirely enclosed by a wall gathering the most beautiful parcels of the Castle. The vines take root in a thick layer of gravel deposited by the river several millennia ago. This first layer covers a second layer, predominantly clayey. This perfect combination of clays and gravel explains the power and finesse of Château Calon Ségur wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of wines, representing more than ¾ of the blend. The great wine of Calon Segur is a reflection of its terroir: rare, authentic and full of finesse.
Looking to the future
The arrival of Vincent Millet in 2006 as Vineyard Manager has launched a new era for Calon Ségur. A complete restructuring was initiated with two major objectives: to increase the density of planting and give more space to Cabernet Sauvignon, to reach 70% of the assembly by 2028. The team has also grown in size integrating an agronomist engineer. It participates in the implementation of an environmental approach in partnership with the Interprofessional Council of Bordeaux Wine (CIVB).