2011 Marquis de Calon - Saint-Estephe Bordeaux
Name: 2011 Marquis de Calon - Saint-Estephe Bordeaux
Area: saint-estephe bordeaux (see Map)
Appelation: Saint-Estèphe. This wine is Château Calon Ségur’s second label
Tasting note: Score 85. Rober Parker: The second wine of Calon Segur, the 2011 Marquis de Calon reveals a dark ruby color as well as juicy black cherry aromas, an attractive texture and a soft style. It is a pleasant, light to medium-bodied effort to consume over the next 4-5 years. Drink: 2014 - 2019. Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014
Food pairing: Beed stew, meat on the bbq and any soft cheeses will complement well this great wine!
Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases): 55 ha (136 acres)
Terroir / 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
Age of the vines: 22 years old
Grape varieties: 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot
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. Pumping over twice a day. Fermentation at 26°C. Malolactic fermentation (indigenous lactic bacteria) in stainless steel at 20°C
Winemaker: Vincent Millet
- Historians date the origins of Calon back to the Gallo-Roman era. Its name is derived from the term “calones”, which were small transport boats that travelled up and down the Gironde estuary. Wine growing at the estate can be traced back to the 12th century, but it was in the 18th century, at the time of Nicolas-Alexandre the Marquis de Ségur, who also owned Latour, Lafite and Mouton, that the finest chapter of the property’s history was written. Calon thereafter was to be known as Calon Ségur.
The estate acquired the rank of Third Classified Growth in the famous 1855 classification. From 1894 to 2012, Calon’s owners, the Gasqueton family, preserved the estate’s identity with sobriety and elegance.
Today, Château Calon Ségur and Château Capbern Gasqueton, are owned by the Suravenir company, subsidiary of the banking group Crédit Mutuel Arkéa headed by Jean-Pierre Denis. The insurance company joined forces with the Videlot group. Together, they are leading an extensive programme of renovation, which will at the same time carefully preserve the estate’s historic values.