Château Les Tours Seguy

Château Les Tours Seguy

Château Les Tours has been in the same family since 1842, passed between family members throughout several generations. The estate is situated in St Ciers de Canesse on the Côtes de Bourg, one of the longest-established winegrowing districts in Bordeaux, and it has been making certified Côtes de Bourg wines since 1908.

The south-west facing vineyards benefit from a mixture of clay loam and clay and limestone soils, which are well suited to the classic Bordeaux grapes, and the vineyards' excellent exposure also ensures the fruit achieves optimum ripeness.

The property owns 15 hectares of vineyards (increased by 3.5ha in 2002), cultivating only red grapes on vines which have an average age of at least 30 years. The vineyard is planted 75% to merlot with the balance comprising 16% cabernet sauvignon and 9% cabernet franc. Like many forward-thinking estates, Les Tours Seguy aims to balance commercial concerns with agricultural sustainability.

The winery uses temperature-controlled vats in which grapes usually undergo five weeks of maceration, followed by up to 18 months ageing in either tanks or barrels. The vast majority of the grapes go to make red wine but the estate also makes small quantities of rosé.

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