Growing Conditions

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.

Double Guyot, 2 canes, alternate buds, successive manual sorting of the harvest, grassing if necessary leaf removal, large area of foliage exposed to the light (= 0.6 to 0.7 time the width of the row)


- Successive manual sorting of the grapes throughout the year on the vine with final sorting very close to harvest.
- Picking off of grapes in the vineyard (and not de-stemming)


- Three automated levels of sorting plus one manual sorting
- Transfer of the harvest by conveyor belt (no screw)
- Temperature controlled stainless steel vats
- Working of the fine lees
- Long maceration, pneumatic pressing with gravity feed
L mechanical harvesting is an option for quality as part of a “technical approach » :
- Substantial and high quality harvesting potential (to draw maximum benefit from the good weather spells),
- Reasoning and logic of picking plot by plot.
- Analysis of ripeness using the method of Professor GLORIES.


- Ventilated, air-conditioned premises
- Systematic supervision of corks, bottles and the entire bottling operation.
- Traceability: Systematic recording of all operations in the vat-room and cellars (standard 178/2002)
- EAN 128
- Web EDI