Calon was the name given to the boat used in the Middle Ages to transport wood from one bank of the Garonne to the other. And at the beginning of the 18th century, the Marquis de Segur, who received the estate following his marriage, added his name to it and thus the label of this 3rd classified growth of Saint-Estephe was born.
Chateau Calon-Segur remained in the Capbern-Gasqueton family throughout the 19th century, until 2012, when the estate was bought by Suravenir Assurances, which continues to produce Saint-Estephe wines with an inimitable style.
Chateau Calon Sagur has also become famous for its label that decorates the bottles. Since the 18th century, the heart has been the symbol of the estate and pays tribute to the words of the Marquis de Sagur: "I make wine in Lafite and Latour but my heart is in Calon". For nearly three centuries, the lovers of Chateau Calon Ségur have remained faithful to this appellation’s iconic property of the appellation.
The vineyard of Chateau Calon Segur covers 50 hectares of vines, 48 hectares of which are used for the production of wine. The vines are 20 years old on average and are planted on a thick layer of Garonne gravel dating from the fourth century with a thin layer of lacustrine clay at the top.
Previously called "La Chapelle de Calon" and then "Saint-Estephe de Calon Ségur", the C de Calon Sagur is Chateau Calon Segur's Third Wine. This wine is made exclusively from young Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
The vinification and aging
Harvested by hand, the grapes are sorted firstly on the vine and then in the cellar. Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel truncated cone-shaped vats. Vatting time of 18 to 21 days. Micro-oxygenation. Co-inoculation, yeast and exogenous bacteria in stainless steel tanks at 25°C. The wine is aged for approximately 14 months in third-fill barrels.
Cabernet Sauvignon (44%)
This Third Wine by Chateau Calon Segur showcases an alluring deliciousness and a perfect balance between freshness and finesse.