Cérons, an exceptional « terroir » at the heart of the Graves region
Cérons appellation, bordering Sauternes, is an enclave in the Graves area. Created in 1936, it is part of the first AOC officially recognized in the Bordeaux region.
This fabulous terroir is characterized by:
- Layers of limestone covered by gravelly sand.
- A microclimate caused by the proximity of the Ciron river which allows the development of Botrytis Cinerea in autumn.
These exceptional natural conditions give Château de Cérons wines their fine mineral touch and great aromatic precision.
The estate is planted with the following white grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc (40%), Sémillon (45%),
Sauvignon Gris (10%) and Muscadelle (5%).
Dry white wines: Sauvignon (50%), Sémillon (40%).
Red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (45%).
The planting density is 6500 vinestocks/ha
Xavier Perromat manages each plot in the vineyard carefully with the specific aim of bringing out the finesse and quality of the terroir.
De-budding, thinning out leaves and bunches are carefully done by hand.
The vineyard is maintained and managed with respect to the natural balance of the soil, grass growth is carefully controlled.
The fruit of man’s work
Since 2019, we have been a member of the first ISO 14001-certified Association for the Environmental Management System of Bordeaux Wine and have also been HVE certified since the 2018 vintage.
A number of agro-environmental measures are followed year after year on the estate, in the vineyard and in the cellars: plot monitoring, sowing of plant cover, mechanical weeding, use of organic treatment products.