In the 17th century, the magistrates of Bordeaux Parliament discovered the potential of the great terroirs of the Garonne River. Councilor Rabaud then created a vineyard of 60ha south of Ciron, famous tributary of the Garonne.
CHATEAU SIGALAS RABAUD, A FAMILY HISTORY.
In 1832, the Guide Jullien, (reference guide of the time), classified the quality of Rabaud production at the level of that of Yquem and Rayne Vigneau. Then during the classification of 1855, many estates including Latour, Haut Brion, and Rabaud, were elevated to the rank of 1er cru.
CHATEAU SIGALAS RABAUD, 14 HECTARES, 1 ESTATE.
With its fourteen hectares, Château SIGALAS RABAUD is the smallest of the first growths. In the center of the estate, the Chartreuse of the 17th century, close to Château YQUEM, is harmoniously surrounded by the cellar and its outbuildings. Planted on a slight slope that faces south, the vines grow on the famous “Sauternes terrace” consisting of a clay subsoil covered with a gravel-sand soil deposited by the Garonne 600 000 years ago. This soil allows a perfect environment in the vineyard and provides beautiful maturations.
“ Our terroir, a perfect harmony of a gist of nature and our precise dedication. ”