“Vines of Château Rouget spread across 17 hectares”

The Pomerol plateau is located near Libourne, North East of Bordeaux. It slopes down across various terraces towards the Isle valley, a tributary of the Dordogne River. Thanks to the quality of its terroirs and wines, Pomerol is one of the most sought after appellations in the world.In Pomerol, Merlot is king. Clayey soils allow this grape to express itself like nowhere else worldwide. Located near Eglise-Clinet, Petrus and Le Gay, Château Rouget, which encompasses 42 acres today, stretches across the gentle slopes of the Pomerol plateau near the village and the old church. Two thirds of vines are located around the Estate but Château Rouget also includes beautiful plots facing Petit Village, Le Pin and Trotanoy.Vineyards are planted with the most suited grape varietals: Merlot represents 85% and is combined with Cabernet Franc finding in Rouget the ideal ripening conditions. Soils can be either composed of clay and gravel or clay and silica. Subsoils consist of iron-rich sandstone.Vines are around 40 years old. The vast replanting program started in 1992 combined with the purchase of 5 high-quality acres from the prestigious neighbouring estates on the high plateau in 1999 have considerably reinforced the position of the cru.