In the far south of the Médoc, close to the vineyards of Margaux, is a Cru Bourgeois worth knowing about. Château Sénéjac is owned and run by the same family behind Château Talbot and has been since 1999. The estate has long been known for producing excellent value wines and its history dates at least as far back as the 16th century. By the mid-19th century it was making at least 100,000 bottles each year. The estate itself is huge, totalling over 150 hectares, however only 41 of these are planted with vines. The remainder is woodland, meadows and even fish ponds surrounding the château. The Médoc commune of Le Pian has similar gravelly soils to Margaux, which are well suited to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot are also grown.
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