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  • Weather

    10° C Light rain
  • Time

    15:55 PM
  • Wine average?

    92 Tb
  • Country Ranking?

    498
  • Region Ranking?

    284
  • Popularity ranking?

    233

History

On September 14th 1428, Guilhem de Siran swore a feudal oath in the church of Macau to the Abbot of Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux, to whom the parish was attached.

At the end of the 17th century, the estate was already producing wine and was to enjoy a fine reputation in the 18th century, at a time when the Miailhe family settled in Bordeaux as wine brokers, a title granted to them by royal concession.

It was in the 19th century, on the 14th January 1859 to be exact, that the Château was acquired by the actual family. Their ancestor, Léo Barbier, bought the estate for 100,000 francs from the Count and Countess de Toulouse-Lautrec, the grandparents of the famous painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Ever since that time, generations of the same family have succeeded each other in a spirit of respect for the family wine-growing tradition.

The Present-Day

In 2007, the fifth generation of the family, in the person of Edouard Miailhe, took over the management of the estate.

Château Siran is one of the very rare Bordeaux wine estates to have belonged to the same family for over 150 years.

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Vineyards

Some might say that luck was on the side of this vineyard, given its location a few miles north of Bordeaux on the famous Médoc peninsula and in the heart of the no less famous Margaux appellation.

Its 25 hectares set in the Margaux appellation benefit from a terroir of amazing quality.

Here, the soils are mainly made up of gravel and pebbles, which retain very little rainwater. The roots of the vines delve very deeply into the subsoil to find their nourishment, causing the vines to undergo the famous “water stress”, which is essential to the production of wines of truly great character.

Grape Varieties

The vineyard also has its own particular grape composition:
46% Merlot
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Petit Verdot
1% Cabernet Franc

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Winemaking

Nowadays, precision work begins in the vineyard itself -“plot by plot”.
Only when the grapes have reached optimal ripeness is the decision taken to start the harvesting. The bunches are picked by hand in small crates and meticulously sorted both before and after the de-stemming process, so that only the finest grapes go into the vats.
Though the wine-making remains traditional, the latest technology is carefully integrated to carry out a plot by plot vinification, to lavish even greater care on the grapes and to be able to extract the best from the fruit.


This stage is followed by a period of ageing, which completes the wine-making process and enhances quality.
This ageing is done in French oak barrels. Just the right degree of oak ageing is necessary for the balance of the wine’s tannins.
Each generation at Siran has made every necessary effort to take this estate to the highest level.

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