With its 46 hectares in a single, contiguous plot on the plateau of Néac, which is a continuation of the famous plateau of Pomerol, Château Siaurac is the largest and most emblematic of all the estates in the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation.

The appellation is situated close to the point where both the Isle and Dordogne rivers converge and is protected on the southwestern side by the hill at Fronsac. Influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, it benefits from good climatic conditions: sunny, warm and dry summers followed by clement autumns which encourage the grapes to ripen perfectly. The soil dates from the tertiary era and is made of alluvial deposits which were formed as the Pyrenees and Massif Central came into being.

We have 40 distinct plots of gravel and deep clay or clayey-sand that are laboured according to their individual characteristics. This allows for more blending options which make the most of vintage variation. The vineyard is planted with 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet France and 5% Malbec.

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With its 46 hectares in a single, contiguous plot on the plateau of Néac, which is a continuation of the famous plateau of Pomerol, Château Siaurac is the largest and most emblematic of all the estates in the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation.

Environmental
commitment

Whilst Château Siaurac has held the “sustainable agriculture” label for a long time, the estate completely stopped chemical weeding in 2015 marking a significant turning point towards more environmentally-friendly practices. The tillage techniques used today are tailored to each plot as well as the vintage conditions, for example, the use of natural or sown cover crops (leguminous plants or grains) and ploughing between and under the vine rows. A conversion plan to organic viticulture has been put in place and the estate will be certified Organic in 2020. Our commitment to organic farming along with our use of biodynamic techniques are part of our global approach towards sustainable development.

The team’s daily routine now includes key activities such as reducing energy consumption, systematically sorting and recycling waste and prioritising the safety and quality of life of our employees, neighbours and customers. We also take particular care to encourage flora and fauna biodiversity by, for example, planting hedges, carrying out sustainable mowing and using beehives.

Since 2018 we have been implementing environmental management processes that are recommended for Bordeaux wines (Système de Management Environnemental des vins de Bordeaux) and are based on the requirements of ISO Standard 14001. This tool demonstrates our commitment and also provides a structured framework for our different actions. In addition, we have obtained the third level of certification for the French Ministry of Agriculture’s official program recognising environmental excellence (Haute Valeur Environnementale).

Whilst Château Siaurac has held the “sustainable agriculture” label for a long time, the estate completely stopped chemical weeding in 2015 marking a significant turning point towards more environmentally-friendly practices. The tillage techniques used today are tailored to each plot as well as the vintage conditions, for example, the use of natural or sown cover crops (leguminous plants or grains) and ploughing between and under the vine rows. A conversion plan to organic viticulture has been put in place and the estate will be certified Organic in 2020. Our commitment to organic farming along with our use of biodynamic techniques are part of our global approach towards sustainable development.

The team’s daily routine now includes key activities such as reducing energy consumption, systematically sorting and recycling waste and prioritising the safety and quality of life of our employees, neighbours and customers. We also take particular care to encourage flora and fauna biodiversity by, for example, planting hedges, carrying out sustainable mowing and using beehives.

Since 2018 we have been implementing environmental management processes that are recommended for Bordeaux wines (Système de Management Environnemental des vins de Bordeaux) and are based on the requirements of ISO Standard 14001. This tool demonstrates our commitment and also provides a structured framework for our different actions. In addition, we have obtained the third level of certification for the French Ministry of Agriculture’s official program recognising environmental excellence (Haute Valeur Environnementale).

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