Overview: The estate is located on the plateau of Néac, which is a continuation of the famous plateau of Pomerol, and its vineyard is in a single, contiguous plot. It is the largest estate of the appellation and is comprised of 46 hectares of planted vine, a nineteenth-century château, and 15 hectares of romantic rolling parkland, home to centuries-old trees, an orangery and eighteenth-century landscaped woods. Château Siaurac is one of the most iconic estates of its appellation. Indeed, as remarked upon in Férét’s 1893 edition of Bordeaux et ses vins: “Château Siaurac is only separated by the first growths of Pomerol by a small trickle of water called the Barbane.”
From the bookkeeping records kept by Etienne Rabion from 1753 until 1759, we know that the winegrowing origins of Siaurac go back to the eighteenth century. In 2014, Artémis Domaines became co-manager of Château Siaurac and further enhanced the standing of this historic estate. The turning point came with the technical management agreement: Pénélope Godefroy joined the team from Château Latour to become Technical Director and Jean-Claude Berrouet, formerly oenologist at Pétrus, brought his advice and experience from the Right Bank as consultant-oenologist. Furthermore, organic and biodynamic cultivation techniques were introduced to the vineyard and the cellars also underwent renovation work. At the end of 2017, Artémis Domaines, led by Frédéric Engerer, took over management responsibility for the entire estate. Mr. Engerer is also in charge of the other Artémis Domaines estates; Château Latour in Pauillac, Château Le Prieuré in Saint-Emilion, Château Vray Croix de Gay in Pomerol, Château Grillet in the Rhône Valley, Domaine d’Eugénie and Clos de Tart in Burgundy and Eisele Vineyard in Napa Valley, California.
Viticulture: 40 plots, in conversion to organic viticulture and using biodynamic cultivation techniques.
Vinification: Focused on capturing the fruitiness
Aging: In concrete tanks for 8 months.
Tasting Notes: Very round, fruity, delicious when slightly chilled in summer. Drink 2016-2022
Food Pairings: Casual dinners, barbecues, ideal for parties