True Excellence in Beautiful Bordeaux
Château d’Eyran is located in Saint Médard d’Eyrans near Bordeaux, in the Pessac Léognan appellation. The estate comprises 25 hectares. Since the 16th century, the De Sèze family is running this wine estate and produces amazing Bordeaux wines.
Origins from the 17th Century
The tradition of wine cultivation dates back to the 17th century. Once it was a medieval fortress which bought by a local family (De Sèze). Stéphane Savigneux and his son Charles run the estate of Château d’Eyran nowadays. Another winery is Château Bastian which was an Abbey of the Rivet in the 14th century. The vineyards are located on the Left Bank of Garonne River 40 km southeast of Bordeaux. Since 1984, the family of Brigitte and Stéphane Savigneux have been cultivating wines with true precision.
Winemaking in Château d’Eyran
Different grape varieties were selected and planted during several periods of the winery development. The soil is very peculiar there mixed with sand due to the waters of the Garonne. It gives the base for the clay-limestone foundation below. Therefore, grape selection is precise and each type of wine produced has a pure flavor and taste. Every bunch of grapes is picked by hand, processed, and stored in new barrels which are usually contained 1/3 of new oak, where wines are aged. The process of ageing usually takes 12 months. Every sort shows its individuality. Some wines are slightly austere, some of them show a distinct herbaceousness, some of them are just sweet with a pleasant aftertaste. Their production is over 130,000 bottles in the Pessac Léognan appellation and 60,000 in the Bordeaux Appellation.