Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Château Rauzan-Ségla Grand Cru Classé Teams Up With An Icon Of The Fashion World For The 2009 Vintage

Founded in 1661 by Pierre de Rauzan, Château Rauzan-Ségla, situated in the heart of the Margaux appellation, tends with the upmost care and respect to its vines.

Chateau Segla
With its unique experience in luxury goods, CHANEL, who acquired the property in 1994, endeavored to exalt the unique and precious qualities of this great vineyard.
The classic rich bouquet, silky intense tannins and elegant taste make this Grand Cru Classé an exceptional wine. On its 350th Anniversary and to celebrate the exceptional quality of last year’s vintage, Château Rauzan-Ségla announced a very special collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld: This legend on the fashion world has designed a unique colored version of the Château Rauzan-Ségla label for the 2009 vintage.

Karl Lagerfeld

One really can’t talk about a wine like this without look at its history. It is history and tradition that can be tasted with every sip.
CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA Established on September 7, 1661 by Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan, a tax farmer of Château Margaux and later at Château Latour (1679-1692) the estate obviously has quite an extensive history. Over the years, generations of the Rauzan family succeeded in running the estate and Rauzan-Ségla wine grew in reputation in a remarkable way and were some of the most highly rated in Bordeaux. The 855 classification ranked Château Rauzan-Ségla as a Second Growth. In 1994, Chanel purchased the  Château and made numerous improvements .
The 2009 Vintage is yet another historical one. The 35 year old vines are showing well with correct sized fruit and well defined clusters. The 2009 vintage was marked by wet weather at the beginning of the spring and a dry weather at the end with a water deficit for the eighth consecutive year.  After a cold winter, the rainy spring arrived with warm temperatures creating ideal conditions just like in 2005.
This lovely 2009 Vintage of  CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA 2009 Margaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé  is a classic blend of 59 % Cabernet Sauvignon – 36 % Merlot – 3.5 % Petit Verdot  and 1.5 % of  Cabernet Franc . Ageing of course is the essence of the wine. This vintage used 50% new Oak barrels made exclusively of oak from the forests of Troncais . It was then aged and average of 18 to 20 months, racked every three months with fining in egg whites.
This collaboration with two legends should not, and most likely will  go unnoticed  by the world.

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