St.-Estéphe

Marquis de Calon (2011)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / St.-Estephe

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Grade: Third-Growth

Producer: Chateau Calon Segur

Size: 750ml

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Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon 

The Second Wine : Marquis de Calon
With an average proportion of 75% Merlot in the blend, it is enjoyable to drink in the immediate term and exhibits a warm and velvety character. It is aged in barrels, a third of which are new, for up to 18 months.

See region detail: France >> Bordeaux >> St.-Estéphe
See producer detail: Château Calon Ségur

Terroir/Vinification

APPELLATION Saint-Estèphe.
Château Calon Ségur’s second label.
CONSULTANT ŒNOLOGIST Éric Boissenot.
SOIL A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay 
sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also 
a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.
VINEYARD AREA 55 ha (136 acres).
AREA IN PRODUCTION 45 ha (50 ha planted).
GRAPE VARIETIES 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 
7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES 22 years.
TRAINING METHOD Double Guyot.
PLANTING DENSITY 8,000 vines/ha.
TARGET YIELD 45 hl/ha.
HARVEST Hand picking. A first selection of grapes on the vine. Mechanical sorting of the grapes by vibration, followed by hand sorting.
VINIFICATION Temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks. Maceration for 18 to 21 days.
AGEING 17 months, 30% new barrels. 
Fining with egg white.
AVERAGE ANNUAL PRODUCTION Around 120,000 bottles.

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