Selected as a beautiful example of the wines of Margaux, Chateau Soussans is the Second Wine of Chateau Deyrem Valentine owned by the Sorge family. Nestled between two top Grand Cru Classés: Chateaux Lascombes and Brane Cantenac, this estate dates back to 1730.
Margaux lies in the south and faces the islands dotted on the Gironde estuary. The wines of Margaux are generally thought to be the most aromatic and graceful of the Médoc and are often described as being more feminine than the other wines of the region.
Chateau Soussans takes its name from the village of Soussans which lies 1 ½ miles away from the magnificent First Growth Chateau Margaux. Wines from this appellation have been enjoyed by the British for centuries; legend has it that King Henry II married his French wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (who was famed for introducing claret to Britain) at Chateau d’Issan and that Chateau Margaux was once the residence of King Edward III.
Chateau Soussans is excellent with goose, duck and pork; feathered game such as pheasant and partridge. It’s also very good with roast beef and lamb, cassoulet and cheese souffle.
Learn more about Margaux on our Explore Bordeaux AOCs – Margaux page