The wine trading and wine production company "Siège Georges Vigouroux SAS" with headquarters in Cahors (the capital of the Lot department) in the French region Southwest France
was founded by Germain Vigouroux in 1887 Négociant éleveur
founded. It has been run by the third generation of the family, Georges Vigouroux, since 1963. His son Bertrand-Gabriel, who joined the company after completing his oenology studies in 1989, and Jean-Baptiste Monpezat complete the management. The company consists of a hotel, a wine tourism company with seminars, an online wine trade and four wineries. There are wines from the south-west of France Cahors
. Cotes de Gascogne
produced or distributed with the brand names Atrium and Pigmentum as well as the Châteaux names listed below. The products are exported to 25 countries worldwide.
Winegrowing in the area of the parent company Château de Haute-Serre
was already known in the Middle Ages. Around 1880 an excellent wine was still being produced there, but viticulture was abandoned due to the phylloxera disaster at the end of the 19th century. In the early 1970s it was revived by Georges Vigouroux and the areas planted with a high density of 6060 vines per hectare. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards on dry clay-limestone soil, which are planted with the red varieties Auxerrois = Malbec (85%), Merlot and Tannat, and a little Chardonnay. Yields are due to the high stock density as well thin out
limited to a maximum of 45 hl / ha. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wines are aged in 225 and 400 liter French oak barriques (one third each, 1 used, 2 used) for 12 months. This also includes technology Vinification intégrale
applied in which the wine comes into intensive contact with the wood. The product range includes the red wines Château de Haute Serre, Château Lafleur de Haute Serre and Cuvée Géron-Dadine de Haute Serre, as well as the white wine Albesco (Chardonnay).
The Château de Mercuès
was bought in 1983. The impressive, castle-like château lies on a rocky outcrop on the banks of the Lot. For seven centuries it was the summer residence of the counts and bishops of Cahors. There is also a restaurant in the complex. Guided tours in the vineyards and in the cellar are offered. The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards. The product range includes the three red wines Château de Mercuès, Vassal de Mercuès and Cuvée Malbec.
In 1991 there was an association with the Château Leret-Monpezat
. The vineyards were completely replanted between 1965 and 1975. They are planted with Malbec (80%), Tannat and Merlot. The product range includes the red wines Château Leret-Monpezat and Château Leret Tradition, which have been aged in barrels for up to 24 months.
The Château Tournelles
was taken over in 1993. The product range includes the wines Château Tournelles, Voluptabilis and Château Tournelles Rosé.