Chateau Siran boasts a rich history in the Medoc region that traces its origins all the way back to 1428, positioning it as one of Margaux’s most ancient estates. The name “Chateau Siran” was derived from Guilheim de Siran, who was the original property owner. Guilheim de Siran was granted this land in recognition of his significant involvement with the local church in the neighboring commune of Macau.
Over the centuries, Chateau Siran has changed hands among various intriguing families, including the Toulouse Lautrec family, who were the grandparents of the renowned French painter.
Since 1858, the Miailhe family has held ownership of Chateau Siran, having acquired the estate from the Lautrec family. Chateau Siran has continued to honor its artistic heritage, akin to Chateau Mouton Rothschild’s annual label art tradition in Pauillac, which they upheld from 1980 to 2005.
If you happen to visit Siran, don’t forget to inquire about their unique wine cellar, which happens to be the only one in Bordeaux constructed to withstand a nuclear explosion or the potential failure of the Blayais nuclear plant. This bomb shelter, more practically utilized as a cellar for preserving their oldest bottles, was constructed during the 1980s.
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