Chateau Rauzan-Segla

  • Thursday 9 July 2009

Address:
Chateau Rauzan-Ségla S.A.
Rue Alexis Millardet
33460 Margaux
France

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Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 88 82 10

Website: www.chateaurauzansegla.com

Email: contact@rauzan-segla.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Margaux, 2ème cru classé, 52ha, gravel on clay

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot Noir 41%, Petit Verdot 4%, Cabernet Franc 1%

History:

Rauzan-Ségla emerged in 1792 as a separate château with its own identity when the ancient estate of Rauzan was divided between two sons-in-law. The larger portion passed to Pierre Louis de Ségla: his wine was much admired and of such quality that it was ranked just behind the four First Growths and Mouton-Rothschild in the 1855 classification. But like so many others, Rauzan-Ségla was ravaged by phylloxera in the 1860s and soon slid into dilapidation. Some respite came between 1903 and 1957 under the tenure of the Cruse family - they replanted, renovated and built the château - yet it wasn't until the late 20th century that Rauzan-Ségla once again realised its potential. It is now owned by a subsidiary of the Chanel Group and has benefitted from astute investment.

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