Château Ségur de Cabanac 2018 - A.O.C Saint-Estèphe
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Description

Château Ségur de Cabanac in Saint-Estèphe belongs to the Delon family, who also own Château Moulin de la Rose in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. The Delons have been making wine in the Médoc for seven generations. Acquired in 1985 by Guy Delon, Château Moulin de la Rose is now managed by his children, Jean-François (Technical Director) and Guylène (Administrative Director).

Château Ségur de Cabanac takes its name from the illustrious and powerful family of the same name whose history was entwined with that of the Médoc going back to the 16th  century. This aristocratic Bordeaux family owned great vineyards such as Lafite and Latour in Pauillac. Count Joseph-Marie de Ségur, Lord of Cabanac, in Saint-Estèphe – a direct descendant of Alexandre de Ségur, called “Prince of the Vines” – contributed greatly to the development of winegrowing in the Médoc and established the vineyard estate still bears his name: Ségur de Cabanac.





The terroir is overlooking the river

The 7-hectare vineyard is located in the eastern part of Saint-Estèphe and overlooks the Gironde estuary. The terroir consists of a gravelly rise with excellent natural drainage. The vineyard also benefits from the fact that the river has a tempering effect on the microclimate, reducing extremes of temperature and giving rise to gentle breezes.

An average of 30 years old, the vines grow on one of the best gravelly rises in Saint-Estèphe. Consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, Château Ségur de Cabanac is a Saint-Estèphe combining a powerful structure that enables it to age and a complex bouquet of red fruit and forest floor.

For Jean-François Delon, wine quality starts out in the vineyards and it is essential to respect the terroir. The vines are tended with the greatest of care and attention all year long. The soil is ploughed, the vine density is high (9,000 vines/hectare), and the vines are severely pruned. All vineyard operations are thought through and carried out with respect for the terroir in mind to produce grapes of the best possible quality.




In the cellars

Winemaking is extremely rigorous. Nothing is left to chance in order to make superlative wine from one of the finest winegrowing appellations in France. The grapes are all hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. They are put into 8 stainless steel vats. The juice is traditionally fermented and the length of time on the skins varies from vintage to vintage depending on the type of tannin in a given year.





Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Ségur de Cabanac
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Saint-Estèphe
  • Superficy
    7.7 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    33 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    30% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2038
  • Wine apogee
    2030
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Estèphe is made with a vineyard that has an area of 7.7 hectares by Château Ségur de Cabanac. The average age of the vines is 33 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 20 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 30% of new barrels.

Saint-Estèphe

Located on the edge of the Gironde estuary, the Saint-Estèphe appellation is located around 50 km north of Bordeaux. Its location between the sea and the estuary gives it a mild climate, concretized by thermal regulation, good sunshine and a mixing of the winds, all of which are beneficial to the proper ripening of the grapes. It seems that vines were already planted on the territory of Saint-Estèphe in Roman times.
From the Middle Ages, the vineyard took off thanks to English traders who came to buy their wine in the port of Bordeaux. From the XVIIth century, the drainage of the marshy lands made it possible to further enlarge the surfaces.