Troisieme Grand Cru Classé (Third Growth) of Saint Estephe
The chateau Calon Segur was bought at the end of 2012 by the Suravenir Assurances company. It is located on the left bank of the Gironde, North of Bordeaux, and is qualified third great classed growth (grand cru classé) of the appellation Saint Estephe (1855 classification). The vineyard is largely surrounded by an outer wall and extends over 45 hectares of vines, planted on a hilly terrain of gravelly sand. The estate's vines are 25 years old on average, and they are taken care of in a sustainable viticulture way. As for the encepagement (grape varieties selection), the vineyard is planted with 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The blend can vary depending on the vintage and the cuvée.
Chateau Calon Segur markets 2 Bordeaux red wines: the 1st wine is the Grand Vin de Calon Segur, known for its old vintage between 1920 and 1950 which have been particularly successful with a level close to a premier grand cru classé (first great classed growth). This Grand Vin has also been known since 1982 for its particular level of excellence. This first cuvée is characterized by a great depth and density in its colour. It is full-flavoured, rich wine which is particularly silky and smooth due to the extreme quality of its tannins. Additionally, the aptitude for aging of this Grand Vin (12 to 30 years and over) commands respect. The best vintages of Calon Segur are: 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1988, 1982. A second wine called "Marquis de Calon" is produced by the Chateau Calon Segur. Made from the estate's younger vines, it is matured almost like the Grand Vin, with a lower proportion of new barrels and a higher percentage of Merlot. This second wine will be full of fruit notes and should be consumed ideally within 10 years. Since 2006, Calon Segur has restructured its vineyard in order to gradually increase the share of Cabernet Sauvignon to 70%. No one doubts that once the goal will have been reached, the wines of Calon Segur will be closed to excellence. Any Saint Estephe wine lover will look for the wines of Calon Segur estate, because the price of its bottles is extremely competitive given the high quality of its wines.
Vins & Millésimes, specialist in online sales of old wines and great vintages (grands crus) offers a wide selection of bottles of wine or magnums du chateau de Calon Segur. Our bottles are all in stock and shipped within 48 to 72 hours, and always at a great price!
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