Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes and Winemaking:
The large, 46-hectare Chateau Siaurac vineyard is planted to 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The vineyard is in one single block of vines, which is further subdivided into 40 separate parcels. Chateau Siaurac and is one of the largest vineyards in Lalande de Pomerol.
The terroir is gravel and clay soils that come from 2 parts of the vineyard. Although their parcels are contiguous, they each have different terroirs. You have a bit more gravel in the parcels located in Neac and more clay in the vineyard in their other blocks.
The vinification of Chateau Siaurac takes place in a combination of concrete and stainless steel vats. The wine is aged in 25%, new, French oak barrels for an average of 14 months before bottling