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We Speak Wine USD 175.99 750ml

Chateau Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2010

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Vintage 2010 Appellation: Margaux - 2eme Grand Cru Classe 1855 Vineyard area in production: 66 Ha Yield: 37 hl/Ha Terroir: Deep and fine gravels Grape varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 3.5% Petit Verdot 1.5% Cabernet Franc Density of plantation: 6 600 to 10 000 vines/Ha Average age of the vines: 35 years Vineyard management: Double Guyot pruning - Manual deleafing - Crop thinning before colour change - Integrated pest management (sexual confusion for grape-worms, traditional ploughing - grass sowing for increased stress) HARVEST The temperature range (warm days, cool nights) in September and October helped complete the maturation process of the grapes. The harvest was spread out over four weeks because of a staggered flowering. The date of the harvest was essential to obtain grapes with a great concentration, and an impressive tannic structure while keeping a nice freshness and remarkable balance. Patience and the careful work of our pickers have given us the confidence that the 2010 harvest will result in a great vintage. Merlot: September 23rd and 24th - from September 29th to October 9th Cabernet Franc: October 12th Petit Verdot : October 9th Cabernet Sauvignon: from October 9th to 19th VINIFICATION Alcoholic fermentation: lasted 8 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats Pumping over: 2 to 3 times a day – 1,5 the volume of the vat Temperature: 27°C for the merlot and 28°C for the cabernet sauvignon Maceration: Merlot: 25 days Petit Verdot: 18 days Cabernet Sauvignon: 25 days Cabernet Franc: 21 days Malolactic fermentation: in vat, a few wines in barrel Ageing: 60 % new oak barrels for Chateau Rauzan-Segla & 25 % for Segla - 18 months on average – French oak – Medium toast – Racking with the candle every 3 months - Fining with fresh egg whites.

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Château Rauzan-ségla:
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla started in the reign of Louis XIV, when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate in 1 661. This wealthy man, a leading and well-reputed Bordeaux wine trader, also became the tax farmer of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded to the running of the estate, as they were to become Counsellors of the Bordeaux P... Read more
The history of Chateau Rauzan-Segla started in the reign of Louis XIV, when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate in 1 661. This wealthy man, a leading and well-reputed Bordeaux wine trader, also became the tax farmer of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded to the running of the estate, as they were to become Counsellors of the Bordeaux Parliament as well. Rauzan-Segla wines grew in reputation in a remarkable way and were some of the most highly rated in Bordeaux. They delighted many well-known figures, most famously Thomas Jefferson who came across this wine during his visit to the vineyards of Bordeaux, placing an order for several cases of it. He thus became a fervent admirer of Rauzan-Segla wines. Some decades later the 1855 classification ranked Chateau Rauzan-Segla as a Second Growth. Frederic Cruse, the estate's owner, had the current chateau built in 1 903. He approached the architect Louis Garros, who drew his inspiration from the original Perigord-style buildings in the construction of the chateau, as well as G. Le Breton to design the park and green spaces. Then time went by, and the Chateau gradually fell into a slumber... It wasn't until 1 994 that the complete renovation of the estate returned the Chateau and grounds to their original splendour. The patina of age, the climbing rose bushes, the hydrangeas, blond Bourg stone and verdant lawns - today everything radiates the tranquil calm of a residence filled with opulent charm. Read less

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/13/2016

Vintage 2010 Appellation: Margaux - 2eme Grand Cru Classe 1855 Vineyard area in production: 66 Ha Yield: 37 hl/Ha Terroir: Deep and fine gravels Grape varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 3.5% Petit Verdot 1.5% Cabernet Franc Density of plantation: 6 600 to 10 000 vines/Ha Average age of the vines: 35 years Vineyard management: Double Guyot pruning - Manual deleafing - Crop thinning before colour change - Integrated pest management (sexual confusion for grape-worms, traditional ploughing - grass sowing for increased stress) HARVEST The temperature range (warm days, cool nights) in September and October helped complete the maturation process of the grapes. The harvest was spread out over four weeks because of a staggered flowering. The date of the harvest was essential to obtain grapes with a great concentration, and an impressive tannic structure while keeping a nice freshness and remarkable balance. Patience and the careful work of our pickers have given us the confidence that the 2010 harvest will result in a great vintage. Merlot: September 23rd and 24th - from September 29th to October 9th Cabernet Franc: October 12th Petit Verdot : October 9th Cabernet Sauvignon: from October 9th to 19th VINIFICATION Alcoholic fermentation: lasted 8 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats Pumping over: 2 to 3 times a day – 1,5 the volume of the vat Temperature: 27°C for the merlot and 28°C for the cabernet sauvignon Maceration: Merlot: 25 days Petit Verdot: 18 days Cabernet Sauvignon: 25 days Cabernet Franc: 21 days Malolactic fermentation: in vat, a few wines in barrel Ageing: 60 % new oak barrels for Chateau Rauzan-Segla & 25 % for Segla - 18 months on average – French oak – Medium toast – Racking with the candle every 3 months - Fining with fresh egg whites.



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