Calon was the name given to a kind of boat used in the Middle Ages to transport lumber from one bank of the Garonne to the other. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Marquis de Ségur, who received the estate through marriage, added his name to it. And so, the label of this 3rd Classified Growth of Saint-Estèphe was born. Château Calon-Ségur remained in the Capbern-Gasqueton family throughout the 19th century. In 2012, the property was bought by Suravenir Assurances, who continue to produce wines with an inimitable style and a pure expression of the appellation. Château Calon Ségur has also become famous for the label adorning the bottles of the property. Since the 18th century, the heart has indeed served as the symbol of the property, paying homage to the following quote from the Marquis de Ségur: "I make wine at Lafite and Latour but my heart is at Calon". For nearly three centuries, fans of Château Calon Ségur have continued to remain loyal to this iconic property of the appellation.
The 50-hectare vineyard at Château Calon Ségur is planted in a thick layer of Garonne gravel dating from the fourth century, with a fine level of lacustrine clay at the top.
Harvest from September 24 to October 9. Manual harvests only. First sorting of the grape in the vineyard. Manual and vibration sorting at a sorting table. Tapered stainless steel thermo-regulated tanks. 20 days of fermentation. Two pump-overs per day. Fermentation at 26 ° C. Malolactic fermentation (native lactic bacteria) in stainless steel tanks at 20 ° C.
20 months, 100% new barrels. Fining with egg whites.
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