Chateau Siaurac is the most important property of Lalande de Pomerol.
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.”
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.
There are 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.
The 2014 Chateau Siaurac reveals a dark purple-tinted red colour. This spectacular vintage gives off a well-defined and pleasant bouquet in which floral notes mix with fruity aromas of black cherry, and spices.
On the palate, the 2014 Chateau Siaurac offers generous fruity hints that can be compared to those of a Pomerol with heady aromas of damson, overripe plum, raisin and leather. The tannins are fine and chalky. This wine carries a long finish which is both scented and elegant with mineral accents.
Grapes: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec.
The wine will pair well with roast meats, in particular game meats such as venison.