Owner | The Perromat family. Xavier and Caroline Perromat. They took over at Château de Cérons in 2012. Previously, Jean Perromat (born in 1923) was at the helm. He was also mayor of Cérons for many years and tirelessly promoted the region. Jean’s brother Pierre served a long stint as president of the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO).
The Château | A 17th-century manor in the Bordeaux ‘chartreuse’ style, opposite the village’s Romanesque church. The domaine became the residence of the Marquis de Calvimont (17-18th century). Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons and Château de Cérons were split from the same domaine on the Plateau du Moulin à Vent in the mid-19th century.
Vineyards | 26ha of vines. Around 20% is for Cérons AOC. The vineyard is surrounded with high walls and is situated in front of the Cérons church. Gravelly soil with sand and small stones resting on an asteriated limestone bedrock. Sauvignon Blanc: high percentage. 5BB works well with Sauvignon Blanc, but not Sémillon. 6,600 vines/ha.
Organic certification | 2017 No (Source: Agence Bio 2017)
Cérons AC, Château de Cérons | Picking by hand with 5 to 7 successive sortings (‘tries’). Oak aged. | 2010 85% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle.
Château de Cérons
F-33720 Cérons (Gironde), France
Tel+33 (0)5.56.27.01.13 | www.chateaudecerons.com