Château de Cérons / Château du Mayne

Bordeaux / France

At A Glance

Winemaker(s)

Xavier and Caroline Perromat

Appellation

Cérons

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris

Farming

Sustainable

Their Story

“Cérons appellation, bordering Sauternes, is an enclave in the Graves area. Created in 1936, it is part of the first AOC officially recognized in the Bordeaux region.” — Xavier and Caroline Perromat

Château de Cérons is located in the heart of the village of Cérons in the Graves region of Bordeaux. Xavier and Caroline Perromat took over the management of the family estate built in the early 18th century in 2012. Xavier’s parents, Jean and Suzanne Perromat, acquired Château de Cérons in 1958 and passed the property on to their son before retiring. Xavier also received Château du Mayne, the estate founded by his father, and have continued producing Graves rouge and Graves blanc off the property.

Château de Cérons consists of 26 hectares planted on a plateau of gravel soil with a limestone subsoil. The soil along with a microclimate caused by the nearby Ciron River creates the perfect conditions for the development of Botrytis Cinerea in the autumn. Xavier and Caroline use Cérons’ unique terroir to their advantage as they produce sweet Cérons wines as well as white and red wine from Graves.

Xavier manages the farming of both Château de Cérons and Château du Mayne. He focuses on each plot in the vineyards individually and farms them sustainably as much of the vineyard work is done by hand. Vineyard density is maintained at approximately 6,500 vines per hectare. Xavier and Caroline are very proud of both their Château and being able to add history to Cérons, the oldest appellations in Bordeaux.