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Ségla Margaux 2009

The Experience

Drink When...
You've an interesting tale to tell
Listen To...
Stories From the Street by Leonard Cohen
Think About...
I hope they're seated comfortably
Drink With...
Tender roast lamb with homemade mint sauce

The Oddbins Take

Château Rauzan-Ségla has an incredibly long and colourful history, dating back to 1661 and featuring Very Important Families, tragedy, intrigue and, latterly, a brilliant renaissance, spearheaded by the new owners at Chanel. They have lovingly restored the Château to its former glory and have installed new equipment and even bottle Ségla – their second wine – with a screwcap. They strike a great balance between tradition and modernity and this structured, poised, tight and intense wine is testament to that.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Margaux, Bordeaux
Classification
AOC Margaux
Vintage
2009
Drink
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 20 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
375g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

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The Style

Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Franc (6%), Petit Verdot (3%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Château Rauzan-Ségla has a long and colourful history, dating back to 1661, but Chanel purchased the château in April 1994 and immediately started a full renovation programme and today, 51 hectares are in production for an average total production of 200 000 bottles – Château Rauzan-Ségla and its second wine Ségla.

The historic winery has been adapted and large vats have been progressively replaced by smaller capacities – matching the parcels’ sizes. Grapes are sorted on two 10-meter long vibrating tables, so that each single berry is checked before entering the vats. Maturation cellars have been completely renovated and a new room has been built for the bottling-labelling machines – making Château Rauzan-Ségla fully independent for the entire production process. Furthermore, following a renovation carefully carried out according to the original plans of 1904, the Château itself looks again as it used to a century ago.

The vineyards have deep and fine gravel and are planted with 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc at a density of 6,600 to 10,000 vines/ha
The average age of the vines is 35 years and the pruning system used is Double Guyot. The vines are manually de-leafed and crop thinning is done before grape colour change – Integrated pest management.

The 2009 vintage was marked by wet weather at the beginning of the spring and a dry weather at the end with a water deficit for the eighth consecutive year. After a cold winter, the rainy spring arrived with warm temperatures causing a rapid and even budburst at the beginning of April. Flowering, observed by the end of May and véraison, noted around July 25th, took place without any particular difficulty, with exceptionally sunny and dry weather.
Before harvest, the temperature range (warm days, cool nights) and the lack of rain helped complete the maturation process of the grapes in ideal conditions just like in 2005.

Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days, in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (27C) and pumping took place two to three times a day. Merlot was macerated for 22 days, Petit Verdot for 18, Cabernet Sauvignon for 24 days and Cabernet Franc for 22 days.


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