A hidden gem: The tiny appellation of Cérons and the magnificent Chateau de Cérons

A few weeks ago when touring Graves, a region of greater Bordeaux in southwestern France, we pulled up to a magnificent property called Chateau de Cérons. The chateau is located within the tiny appellation of Cérons, a hidden gem of an appellation often overshadowed by its more famous neighbour Sauternes. It is located 35 km from the city of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Garonne River.

The cheatau itself, overlooking the vineyard, was built at the beginning of the 18th century. It is architecturally splendid both from the outside and on the interior. It was built in the classic chartreuse style, where it has one large central room, and then rooms that mirror each other on either side.

 

 

We were warmly greeted by Caroline and Xavier Perromat, the estate's proprietors. Xavier's family has been making wine for six generations and he himself has been working at Chateau de Cérons for over thirty years. We received a wonderful tour of the vineyard, chateau, cellar, and the former cooperage, after-which we tasted fruit of Caroline and Xavier's labour. The vineyard of Château de Cérons is composed of 50% white grape varieties: Sémilion, Sauvignon and Muscadelle, and 50% red grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. They produce fresh dry whites, delicious reds, and very interesting and unique sweet wines, not quite as high on the sweetness scale and with more lightness and freshness compared to traditional Sauternes. 

We are excited to announce that Chateau de Cérons now carries our wine check luggage!

Have you visited the Bordeaux region before?

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