Its three defined objectives are:
1. To carry out studies and develop proposed regulations concerning the orientation, regularization, and organization of the Bordeaux wine market
2. To build, in France and abroad, the reputation and the demand for AOC Bordeaux wines
3. To ensure the application and effective enforcement of the AOC requirements, in order to guarantee consumers that the quality of a Bordeaux wine will correspond to its appellation.
Closiot Bordeaux Wine
This property has a rich and eventful past. Its name was mentioned for the first time in 1766 in a notarized deed concerning the sale of lands in Barsac* berween the heirs of the Marquis de Montferrand and Laurent de Sauvage d'Yquern. This official document stipulated "the land of Clouziot, with vines." Josephine, the daughter and sole heir of Laurent de Sauvage, married Count Louis Amedee de Lur-Saluces in 1785. Sadly, he died three years after the wedding and his wife had considerable difficulty holding on (0 the property during the Revolution. In 1850, Chateau Closior was cited in the first edition of the Feret guide (0 Bordeaux wines.
It was included in each successive edition under the categoty Second Growths. Renamed "Clos Bonneau" by its owner, it appeared in the 1881 Ferer with the name "Clos Bonneau-Clouiscot."
After a period as Clos Bonneau Closiot from 1893, the property was definitively named Chateau Closiot in 1898. Twenty-five years later it was acquired by Alban Duprar, the maternal grandfather of the current owner, Francoise Sirot-Soizeau. This former stopping place on the pilgrimage way (0 Saint James of Cornposrela has now been run by the same family for three generations. Seeking (0 develop the property, Franco ises father Hector bought Chateau Camperos, also located in Barsac, in 1961.
Francoise took over the reins of the family business in 1988. Not afraid (0 adapt (0 modern realities, she has invested a great deal in the vineyard: planting new vines, a return (0 working the land, renovated storehouses, a modernized cuvier, oak barrels" which are renewed by a third each year, a temperature-controlled bottle cellar, and renovated reception buildings.
Respectful of traditions but also of recent technological advances, Francoise and her husband, Bernard Siror, can count on the expertise of a cellarmaster and a wine-grower who, during the harvest, work with some fifteen grape-pickers. Group meals and a family atmosphere win the loyalty of these workers, who are responsible for the intrinsic quality of the wines.