Chateau Calon-SegurAll products from this vendor
The wine of the Château Calon-Ségur winery, which is located north of all the Grand Cru vineyards in the Médoc, is bottled with a label that is always decorated with a heart. The reason for this is the phrase uttered at one time by the former owner of the Marquis de Ségur (Marquis de Ségur): "My heart belongs to Kalona." And this despite the fact that he also owned such outstanding wineries as Lafite and Latour. The last hundred years the winery has been owned by the Gasqueton family. The 74 hectare Calon-Ségur vineyard is located just north of the village of Sainte-Estephe. Grapes (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc) grow here in beds up to 5 meters deep, in which sand is mixed with soil, and in some places - with limestone and clay. For three weeks the wine is fermented in enamelled steel tanks, and then aged 18 months in oak barrels (barriques), 40% of which are new. The Calon-Ségur winery has been in great shape in recent years, and 1995, 1996 and 2000 have been particularly successful. In the prime years of the harvest, Calon-Ségur produces full-bodied, concentrated wines with excellent rich fruity flavors and an excellent persistent finish. The winery is certified in the 3ème Cru Classé category.
Cabernet FrancAll products from this varietal
A single-varietal Cabernet Franc wine has medium body and exhibit graphite, green bell pepper and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather flavors.
Most wines from this sub-region are included in the Cru Bourgeois appellation. The soil is rather loamy and contains little gravel thus slowing down the water drainage. The vines here aren't fond of humidity which is why wine form this region shows the best results in hot harvest years. Wines are characterized by a juicy and fruity taste with soft tannins. The primary grape used in this region is Merlot that allows us to enjoy fairly young wines.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.