The Origins of Château Seguin
The director of Bordeaux wines, Cocks et Féret, heaped praise on the nineteenth-century wines. At this time, they were the closest to the essence of Haut-Brion though this was not enough to sustain the label. After a long period of decline, Denis Darriet, a Parisian jeweller, undertook a renaissance estate and started to run his own winery, by acquiring the 31 hectares of vineyards in 1987. Then, he dedicated his life fully for winemaking. The special cuvée Confidence de Château Seguin has become a symbol of precision devoted to their art of wine making.
Preserving the Characteristics of Soil
Today the winery produces 130,000 bottles per year. However, significant replanting and massive work in the vineyard were crucial in bringing to where it is today. The vineyard is divided equally between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Gravel, sandy soil and clay make up the terroir of the winery. And Darriet is on record as saying that they try to preserve as much of the characteristics of the soil as possible.
The Influence of Important Climatic Conditions
The proximity of pine forests and the Atlantic contribute to the beneficial climate. It is indeed vital for the balanced, colourful reds of Château Seguin.