Seignouret Frères signature brand Demazel was inspired by Lucien Demazel, one of Frances earliest aviation pioneers.
Born in 1894, Lucien Demazel took to the skies in 1911, flying from meet to meet in biplanes created by his father and drawing crowds in France and Spain to watch his breathtaking aerial performances. At his retirement at the age of eighty, he had spent three thousand hours in flight.
Lucien Demazel spent part of his life in Bordeaux where he formed close ties with Seignouret Frères, delivering the companys wines to England aboard his biplanes and serving as inspiration for the eponymous brand, among the companys oldest and most renowned. Today the Demazel range continues to embody the daring, exceptional spirit of one of the most outstanding leaders of the aviation movement.
Generous and elegant, the Ph. Bouchard & Cie range of wines includes red and white varietals made from grapes harvested on some of the most iconic vineyards of the Côtes du Rhone and Languedoc regions.
Since its creation in 1920, the Ph. Bouchard & Cie brand has been appreciated by connoisseurs; vintages dating all the way back to the thirties can still be found at auction. Meticulously crafted using Syrah, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, each wine has evolved over the years in response to the wine-lovers changing palate as the brand continues to pay tribute to the Ph. Bouchard & Cie motto “Nunquam retrorsum,” or “Never look back.”
Seignouret Frères enjoys allocations from Bordeauxs classified growth estates in Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Emilion, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe, Graves and Sauternes. We receive bottles of these precious nectars directly from the estates and stock them under ideal conditions in our in-house cellars. We also work with Bordeauxs grands crus to provide our customers with en primeur offerings.
Our cellars house a meticulously curated selection of fine vintages dating back all the way to the early twentieth century and including the most sought-after years: 1924, 1929, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1961, 1970, 1982, 1990...
At Seignouret Frères we are passionate about creating outstanding wines. Our team includes some of the best experts in Bordeaux winegrowing and winemaking techniques and is responsible for creating high quality, consistent blends, vintage after vintage. Our signature brands, including Demazel and Ph. Bouchard & Cie, are conceived with the expectations of consumers in mind.
We approach our relationships with our suppliers with great care, identifying and selecting partners who share our vision and dedication to quality to create long-term relationships built on mutual trust and expertise. Today Seignouret Frères works with one hundred estates, many of which are still family-run, throughout the appellations of Bordeaux.