Château de Cérons is located in the heart of the village of Cérons in the Graves region of Bordeaux. Xavier Perromat’s parents, Jean and Suzanne Perromat, acquired Château de Cérons, which dates back to the 18th century, in 1958 and passed the property on to their son before retiring. Xavier and Caroline Perromat took over the management of the family estate in 2012. Xavier also received Château du Mayne, the estate founded by his father, and continues to produce Graves rouge and Graves blanc.
Château de Cérons has 26 hectares of vines planted on a plateau of gravel soil and limestone subsoil. The soil, along with a microclimate caused by the nearby Ciron River, creates the perfect conditions for Botrytis Cinerea (“noble rot”) in autumn. Xavier and Caroline use Cérons’ unique terroir and climate to their advantage in producing both their sweet Cérons and their classic Graves wines.
Xavier manages the farming of both Château de Cérons and Château du Mayne. He focuses on each plot individually, farming them sustainably, and doing much of the vineyard work by hand; vineyard density is maintained at approximately 6,500 vines per hectare. Xavier and Caroline are very proud of their Château and being able to continue the great history to Cérons, one of the oldest appellations in Bordeaux.