Considered one of the oldest and also one of the best crus of the Pomerol appellation, Château Rouget is now a reference among the greatest wines of this Bordeaux vineyard.
After an unusually dry start to winter, February and March 2017 saw amounts of rainfall rarely observed in the vineyard. Budbreak occurred early, and vegetation was very advanced by April.
On April 28th and 29th, an unprecedented frost episode in 25 years affected the westernmost plots of the property, irreparably damaging the future Carillon de Rouget 2017.
The high temperatures at the beginning of May allowed the spared vines to continue growing regularly and healthily. The flowering was perfectly homogeneous on both the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes, and the grapes were fully ripe by July 12th.
The harvest, which began on September 20th, was of the highest quality, as each plot was picked multiple times according to its maturity.