The Château Haut-Segottes is owned and operated by Danielle Meunier. Danielle is the fourth generation of her family to oversee this nine-hectare estate situated in the heart of the Saint-Emilion appellation. Meunier’s great-grandfather purchased the estate around 1860 and had earned gold medals for his wine as early as 1912 at the Concours Agricole in Paris. In 1972 Madame Meunier took the reins of production.
The 9 hectares of Château Haut-Segottes are all planted within the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. The vineyards are planted to 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The position of the vineyards within the appellation is outstanding. Parcels are found within the lieu-dits of Fortin (across from La Dominique and 300 meters from Cheval Blanc); Chauvin; and the highly regarded Plateau de Corbin. Production levels average 45 hectoliters per hectare. Haut-Segottes bottles between 30,000 to 40,000 bottles per year.
Danielle Meunier is a meticulous wine producer. Her cave is impeccably organized and clean as the proverbial “whistle.” The vineyards are tended with the utmost of care by Madame Meunier. Her obsession with, and dedication to her vineyards, enables Madame Meunier’s Haut-Segottes to produce exceptional quality year-in and year-out despite the vagaries of the weather. The wines of this estate capture the essence of the artisan craftsperson.