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Bordeaux 3rd Growth Calon Segur sold to Suravenir

Following the death of Madamme Gasqueton aged 87 in September last year, Chateau Calon Ségur has been sold and much to the relief of her family it is to remain in French hands.

The purchaser is the French insurance company Suravenir, a subsidiary of Credit Mutuel Arkea, which also owns Credit Mutuel Bretagne, Massif-Central and Sudouest.The sale of the third growth Chateau Calon Ségur, together with fellow Saint Estephe estate Chateau Capbern Gasqueton was reportedly worth €200m and included the chateau's stocks.

The current technical team at the chateau are to remain in place. The director of Arkea, Jean-Peirre Denis will become head of the management board and a new director of the chateau will be appointed to replace former owners Vicomte and Vicomtesse Alain de Baritault du Carpia, son-in-law and daughter of Madamme Gasqueton.