Château Segonzac “Les Vignes de Brias” Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2018

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Alcohol: 14,5%

Grape(s): 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc

Localization: Blaye, Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: Medium to full-bodied, the fresh palate has a velvety mouthfeel and rich berry and plum fruit framed by structure from fine tannins. The long finish has texture and perfume and draws you back for another taste and another glass.

The Domain: The buildings and the vineyard of Château Segonzac were created in 1887 by Mr. Jean Dupuy, then Minister of Agriculture under the Third Republic, and also the founder of the newspaper "Le Petit Parisien" on the eve of the First World War. This newspaper was one of the four largest French dailies, which will draw, a few decades later, up to 2 million copies.

History says that this winery was the most modern in Bordeaux in terms of equipment and functionality when it was first commissioned.

And it is logically a few years later that Château Segonzac acquires the mention 1 er Cru Bourgeois, which distinguishes it by the quality of its terroir and its wines. This mention is currently the subject of a debate between the various players in the sector.

Later, during the 2nd World War, it was on the bank bordering the property that an English commando landed, whose mission, consisting in sabotaging enemy installations in Bordeaux, was a success. A commemorative plaque affixed to the surrounding wall bears witness to this.

In 1990, the property was bought by Mr. Jacques Marmet, of Swiss nationality.

 Segonzac was then provided with new, more modern facilities: significant technical investments were made in the cellar, and the vines also experienced improvements, within particular a renovation of the trellising, promoting the quality, maturation and health of the wine. grape.

During your visits, you will be received by Guillaume de La Quintinie, operations manager, or by Caroline, in charge of reception and the secretariat.