The historical vineyards at Château Rauzan-Ségla originated from the famous Terrace 4, a wide strip of gravel and clay-rich pebbles. These arid and well-drained soils encourage the vine roots to delve deep down into the limestone subsoil, resulting in exceptional complexity. This outstanding terroir combines finesse and intensity.
62% of the vineyard
Very dissected orbicular leaf
Winged clusters of small grapes
Black fruits, blackcurrant, cedar, liquorice
The Cabernet Sauvignon vines at Rauzan-Ségla are planted in a bed of gravels which helps to absorb the warmth from the sun in order to return it to the vine at night. These dry, well-drained soils encourage the Cabernet Sauvignons to draw out their complexity from the depths of the terroir. The resulting wines are pure and direct with exceptional tension and characterised by their elegant tannins and remarkable structure.
36% of the vineyard
Round, cuneiform leaf
Long and well-aerated clusters
Red fruits, strawberry, cherry, plum
The Merlots are also planted in deep gravel soils. Optimum circulation of rainwater enables the plant to adapt and the vines' roots to grow down up to 5 metres in depth. The Merlots grown in these parcels are exceptionally elegant and delicate. This is what happens when an exceptional terroir is allowed to work its magic…
1% of the vineyard
Matt, heart-shaped leaf
Small, compact clusters
Violet, pepper, spices, blueberry
With their leaves in the sun and their roots in the clay, the Petit Verdots are planted in deep gravel soils. This late-ripening and rather demanding varietal brings a touch of complexity to our blends. It lends the wine a dense colour and rich tannins combined with floral, spicy aromas and fragrant notes of violet.