Although its location, terroir and reputation largely deserved to be included in the 1855 classification, the Toulouse-Lautrec family, owners of Siran, Legitimists and true to their family tradition, were invited to enter into this "Bonapartist classification". are included, rejected. † Once classified as Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel next to the castles of Phélan-Ségur, Haut-Marbuzet, Chasse-Spleen, Château Siran now charts its own unique and unique path towards excellence.
The family story began in the mid-18th century, when this complete, harmonious estate, rich in biodiversity, seduced Léo Barbier with undeniable charm. The 17 hectare vineyard, in a single block, in the heart of the largest terroirs of the Médoc. Léo Barbier, a wine merchant from Bordeaux, recognized the qualities of this jewel. After it was acquired on 14 January 1859 from Jeanne-Adèle, Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec, he decided to develop and embellish the property.
His two daughters married the brothers Paul and Alexandre Sollberg in 1866. But the two sons-in-law went bankrupt between 1883-85 and hurriedly left to live in Argentina. In 1885, the family called on a cousin, Fréderic Miailhe, son of Elie Miailhe and Lovely Sollberg, to manage Siran with a Sollberg son-in-law, Marcel Mortier. Fréderic Miailhe, a wine broker, fell in love with Siran and devoted himself to it. So much so that in 1915 he bought back his aunts Sollberg's shares. We are deeply indebted to him, especially for the still delicious 1918 vintage.
Château Siran is located in the village of Labarde in the extreme south of the Margaux appellation. Siran has 25 hectares of vineyard on a large plateau of gravel. The vineyards are planted with cabernet sauvignon (50%), merlot (30%), petit verdot (12%) and cabernet franc (8%).
Named after Château Siran, the main wine is the result of a subtle blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, reflecting the identity of its terroir. The relatively high percentage of petit verdot provides a spicy note that enhances the unique character of Siran's wines.
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