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CHATEAU LES TOURS SEGUY

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Château Les Tours Seguy, now in organic conversion, is located in the heart of the Côtes de Bourg vineyard on the right bank of the Gironde, 30 km north of Bordeaux. This appellation area, where vines were cultivated in Roman times, represents 3900 hectares of vineyards. Its rugged morphology often leads to its being called "Swiss Girondine": s....

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Château Les Tours Seguy, now in organic conversion, is located in the heart of the Côtes de Bourg vineyard on the right bank of the Gironde, 30 km north of Bordeaux. This appellation area, where vines were cultivated in Roman times, represents 3900 hectares of vineyards. Its rugged morphology often leads to its being called "Suisse Girondine": three lines of hillsides facing south-west with sloping and well-drained soils, where the vines gild themselves in the sun, well protected from the north wind and benefiting from a climate tempered by the moderating influence of the estuary, the estate rises on the south-west slope of the plateau which slopes towards Saint Ciers de Canesse. The varied nature of its soil, here clay-siliceous, here clay-calcareous, makes it particularly suitable for vine growing, while its happy exposure favours the ripening of its grapes to the highest degree. 13 hectares of Seguy vineyard are planted (exclusively in red) and the grape varieties are mainly Merlot (76%), and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (24%). Located a few kilometres from the Gironde estuary, the estate benefits from a great diversity of terroirs. The soil, climate and exposure of each plot give the wine a distinctive bouquet and flavours. This is what motivates us to harvest and vinify the grapes from each plot separately, preferably in the morning so as not to damage the grapes by excessive heat. After manual sorting and destemming in the cellar, the grapes are sent by gravity to the vats, and thanks to temperature control, fermentation at low temperatures is preferred and carried out with care. Once fermentation is complete, the blending of the different plots and grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is carried out with the help of experienced oenologists.

Our story

One day in February 2014, it was the meeting between two men, one wishing to sell his estate and above all to pass on his experience accumulated over decades, and me, wishing to blossom in the elaboration and marketing of my wines, after several weekends of exchange and work in the vineyards and in the cellar, an intense relationship was forged. With the 2014 harvest and vinification completed, an agreement was reached to acquire the estate in 2015. Since then, I have continued the investment policy and intensified environmental actions. An elegant wine was born from this rich collaboration, "L'Esprit du Seguy" As the son and grandson of a farmer, I apply the values that have been taught to me and that make "common sense for farmers", and the Environment, and more generally, Sustainable Development, are at the heart of my concerns. Protecting the women and men invested in their work in the field, ensuring the company's economic performance, and preserving our environment are essential to me. nature is our most precious asset, it deserves consistency and respect. The vine gives its best when it is balanced. All our packaging is 100% recyclable and is supplied locally to limit environmental impacts. Our suppliers of oak barrels are also based in the region, thanks to the treatment of our effluents, our discharges no longer have an impact on the environment, sulphites are used sparingly at the lowest doses, and in 2018 I decided to convert the estate to organic production, a nice challenge given the climatic hazards we are facing...

Other little stories

A transmission of know-how between each generation of winegrowers and "new blood"! :All the generations of winegrowers who have succeeded each other on this property have the particularity of having previously carried out another activity. In addition to the transmission of know-how between each generation, the "neophytes" have brought new ideas, which has made it possible to sublimate the estate and its wines. The first winegrower was for example a cooper, then a doctor took over. Then Jean-François Breton, a geologist by training, took over the property, deeply restructured and developed it. Finally, he gives me the property with the will to pass on all the knowledge accumulated over the past 20 years. My first profession as a breeder of spices and natural raw materials for perfumes, and my passion for wine and nature, allow me to strive for excellence with a touch of audacity.

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2018, Bordeaux - Bordeaux Rosé
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2016, Bordeaux - Côtes de Bourg
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2015, Bordeaux - Côtes de Bourg
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2015, Bordeaux - Côtes de Bourg
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