Bessan Ségur dates back a long way, to the 15th century. In 1740, the château belonged to Joseph de Ségur (Squire of Latour d’Eyquem, of Bordeaux and other places). Louis XV described him as being « the richest lord in his kingdom with lands producing nectar and diamonds ». Over the years, Bessan became the country seat of the Counts of Ségur. The passing centuries have left the terroir intact. The omnipresent cracked limestone bedrock ensures a permanent, parsimonious but rarely excessive water supply. Such conditions are essential for the crafting of a great, concentrated wine, rich in tannins and colour.