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The Merlaut family
Château Citran is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. The Donissan de Citran family reigned over this former Médoc seigneury from the 13th century until 1832.

The present-day château was rebuilt between 1862 and 1864 on the site of the original medieval castle. Château Citran was propelled it to the forefront of Médoc wines in the late 19th century thanks to Monsieur Clauzel, a rich businessman responsible for giving the estate its present form. Set in beautiful grounds and surrounded by a moat, Château Citran is a listed historic monument.

In 1996, the Merlaut family, already deeply involved in the Bordeaux wine industry, took over the beautiful estate. Today, Citran has over 100 hectares of vines in the Haut-Médoc appellation. These are planted with premium grape varieties that make the most of its fine terroir: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

A healthy balance between traditional and modern techniques prevails in both the vineyard and cellars to produce a very elegant and distinguished wine. Château Citran’s emblem is a peacock, such as the ones that can be seen roaming around the grounds. The wine is known around the world for its quality and finesse.

Château Citran
Chemin de Citran
+33 (0)5 56 58 21 01
The Château in figures
Area under wine

100 hectares


300 000 bottles


Gravel and sand on asteriated limestone and clay-limestone soil

Grape varieties

50 % Merlot

45 % Cabernet Sauvignon

5 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

15-18 months

New barrels: 35%

Second wine

Moulins de Citran