Chateau Sénéjac in Haut Médoc
Its first known owner was a squire, Nicolas de Bloys, in the 16th century. He married Jeanne Fleix, lady of Blanquefort. Vines were probably planted there even then. In the 17th century, a great hunter, the Marshal of Ornano, Governor of Guyenne, took possession of the estate. In the middle of the 19th century Sénéjac vinified the equivalent of 100,000 bottles, hardly less than today. In 1860, the Comte de Guigné acquired the estate.
Lorraine Cordier, also the owner of Château Talbot, Grand Cru classified winery of Saint Julien, brought new impetus to raise the winery to the level of the best Médoc wines in 1999. After the death of Lorraine Cordier in 2011, the estate was taken over by her sister Nancy Bignon Cordier, who still runs it today.
Crus bourgeois par excellence
The Chateau Sénéjac is classified as a Cru Bourgeois. The vineyards of Sénéjac extend on a plateau that dominates the municipality of Pian. The 39 hectares of vineyards in one piece are planted on deep gravelly soils, typically Medoc. 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 37% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, average age 35 years. In 1983, the entire vineyard was drained to improve the drainage of surface water. The vines are cultivated in a traditional manner and with great care.
Sénéjac certainly has one of the best cellars among the Crus Bourgeois in Bordeaux. At the time of harvesting, it is possible to wait for the best ripening point for each grape variety. With its 17 temperature-controlled stainless steel tubs, perfect management of the various plots is possible.
More information about Château Sénéjac
|Street:||1589 Allée Saint-Seurin|
|City:||33290 Le Pian-Médoc|
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|Telephone:||+33 5 56 17 29 09|