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Le Marquis de Calon Ségur 2019

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A fine red wine from Saint-Estèphe by Calon Ségur

The estate
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 vineyard
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.

The winemaking
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.

The ageing
17 months, 30% new oak. Fining with egg whites.

The blend
Cabernet sauvignon (54%), merlot (44%), cabernet franc (2%).

Parker : 90-92 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
92-93

Vinous - A. Galloni
92-94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Château Calon Ségur

Parker
90-92

Allergens
Contains sulphites

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