Château Siran Margeaux
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Through the centuries On September 14, 1428 Guilhem de Siran took a feudal oath in the church of Macau to the Abbot of Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux, to whom this parish saved. At the end of the XVII century, the property already produced wine which enjoyed a good reputation from the XVIII century; the Miailhe family moved to Bordeaux as a wine broker under a royal concession.
On January 14, 1859, their ancestor Léo Barbier, bought the estate for 100,000 francs from the Count and Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec, the great grandparents of the famous painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. From then on, the descendants will succeed one another while respecting the family tradition. Today In 2007, the 6 th generation of the family in the person of Edward Miailhe, the direction of the field. Château Siran thus becomes one of the rare Bordeaux estates to belong to the same family for more than 150 years.
25 hectares in Margaux
The vineyard Some would say that he is lucky to be born well, a few kilometers north of Bordeaux on the famous Medoc peninsula and in the heart of the no less famous Margaux appellation. Its 25 hectares in Margaux Appellation enjoy a high quality terroir. Here, the soil is mainly made up of gravel and pebbles which hold very little rainwater. The roots of the vines tap into the soil very deeply to feed themselves subjecting the vines to the famous “water stress”, essential for the production of a wine of great character.
The grape varieties The distribution of grape varieties is also unique: 46% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Petit Verdot 1% Cabernet Franc Vinification and aging Today, precision work takes place from the vineyard, “plot by plot”. The harvest is expected until optimal maturity, picked manually in crates and carefully sorted before and after destemming in order to select the most beautiful grapes. Then the vinification, certainly traditional, incorporates the latest technologies to continue the parcel work, respect the grape and extract the best. The breeding comes to constitute the next stage and to perfect this work. It is made in French oak barrels, the new wood expertly balanced brings its essential touch to the balance of tannins. Each generation consents to all efforts necessary to bring the property to its highest level.
Château Siran: 160 years of family history
2019 is a bright year for Siran, one that highlights the acquisition of the property on January 14, 1859 by the ancestor of Edouard Miailhe, Léo Barbier. He acquired it from Jeanne-Adèle, Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec, the painter’s great-grandmother. Since then, six generations of Miailhe have succeeded one another at the head of the estate. Quite rare story in Bordeaux wine estates to deserve to be highlighted. This year, rich in projects, is also full of promise: the 2018 vintage of Siran is in line with the great Margaux, faithful to its terroir and its appellation. 2018 should compete with the very beautiful 2015 and 2016 produced in Margaux.
The year will be marked by the putting into practice of work, initiated several years ago, on our environmental responsibilities. If the property has practiced sustainable viticulture since the 2000s, we are going further by using organic products and drastically reducing the use of phytosanitary products, now limited to the fight against powdery mildew and mildew only. Siran benefits with its 88 hectares of an ecosystem favored by an environment of woods, meadows, ponds and basins, an orchard framing a vineyard of 25 hectares of which we take care to maintain biodiversity. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon to show you this moving property, make you taste our wines and share with you the pleasure we have in developing them. Very warmly, Edouard Miailhe
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