Château Rouget

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  • After the heat wave and drought in 2003, 2004 was a high yields vintage that demanded a lot of control in the vineyards and draconian sorting in the winery. This rigorous selection resulted in a structured vintage with a very good ageing potential.
    Despite the rainfall in the second half of August, the weather in spring and in summer was in perfect equilibrium and a classic of the appellation. Thanks to warm and sunny September, Cabernet Franc and Merlot have reached optimum ripeness. Harvests at Château Rouget commenced in mid-September.

  • Terroir


    Gravelous soils mixed with clay. This soil composition, combined with an exceptional exposure, confers all the typicity, elegance and finesse to Château Rouget wines.

  • Grape Varieties


    85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
    Planting density: 3 000 vines per acre / 7 500 vines per hectare
    Average age of vines: 40 years

  • Soil management


    Vineyards are farmed sustainably, using practices such as cover crops and ploughing.

  • Harvests


    Grapes are manually picked and carefully transported in small 20 kg crates. Harvest occurs in several steps, in order to secure an optimal maturity level. Bunches are sorted a first time as soon as they arrive in the cellar. Then, once the grapes are fully destemmed, they go through another double sorting table.

  • Winemaking & Ageing


    Grapes are vinified batch by batch, in oak or stainless steel vats, then aged for 18 months in oak barrels (33% new). The wine is fined traditionally, using fresh egg white.  

  • Tasting Notes


    (tasted in December 2013)
    Appearance: Beautiful garnet colour with brick red reflections.
    Nose: Elegant, notes of coffee, caramel and dark fruits, slightly spicy.
    Palate: Chocolate and dark cherries, fig and plum. Very persistent on the finish with silky and ripe tannin.
    Ageing potential: 2020 - 2025

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