Château Calon-Ségur: Vineyards
The château and buildings lie to the northwest of the village of St Estèphe, and the vineyards lie in a large block to the south of the château and gardens, to the southeast towards the village, and to the east and northeast out towards the Gironde, which lies a little less than one kilometre away. Surrounding the vineyards is a stone wall, a feature very common in Burgundy but remarkably rare in Bordeaux.
To the south of the village are the other four classified properties in this commune, Château Montrose sitting closest to the Gironde, while Château Cos d’Estournel, neighbouring Château Cos Labory and nearby Château Lafon Rochet all sit on the gravel escarpment that runes west-east along the southernmost limit of the appellation. This makes Château Calon-Ségur the northernmost of all the estates classified in 1855. It is also one of the lowest-lying classed growths, the altitude of the vineyards typically 10 metres above sea level.Please log in to continue reading: