Château Rouget 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
Château Rouget 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
Château Rouget 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Bordeaux – Pomerol

Château Rouget 2017

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JAMES SUCKLING

The estate

In 1992, Labruyère Family fell in love with Château Rouget. Convinced by the exceptional quality and potential of its terroir, they decided to purchase this dormant winery in order to bring it back to the forefront of the Pomerol appellation.

Château Rouget has shown constant progress, vintage after vintage, to eventually reach original goal of the Family as it today belongs to Pomerol Top 10 quality wines. Its greatest asset is to offer most attractive price/quality ratio wines in Pomerol. The estate comprises two unique Pomerol terroirs. Vineyards located at the top of Plateau de Pomerol are marked by the finest clay soils of the appellation and are reserved for Château Rouget. While vines planted on sand and gravel soils on Plateau’s slopes are destined to produce Le Carillon de Rouget.

"Château Rouget deserves the highest awards bestowed upon it at the various international exhibitions in which it has participated. (…) Its many qualities place this estate among the very great wines of Pomerol and explain the reputation it enjoys both in France and abroad."

Bordeaux&ses Vins - Guide Ferret - 2ème Edition

the vineyard

The estate covers a total area of 18.5 hectares, of which 17 hectares are occupied by vineyards in production. All of the vines are planted in AOC Pomerol, which testifies to the quality of the estate's winemaking.

The vineyard is mainly located around the property, representing two-thirds of the total area, and is primarily oriented towards L'Eglise Clinet and Clos l'Eglise. There are also beautiful plots located in front of La Fleur Pétrus, Le Pin, Petit Village, and Trotanoy.

The vineyard's subsoil consists of gravelly mounds and clay-gravel terraces, which allows for excellent soil drainage.

The vineyard is planted 85% in Merlot and 15% in Cabernet Franc, with an average vine age of 40 years. The average yield varies between 30 and 40 hl/ha depending on the year, reflecting the quality and care given to vine cultivation.

The vintage

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.

Information

  • Domain Château Rouget
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2017
  • Variety 85% Merlot
    15% Cabernet Franc
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees14.5°
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Tasting Notes

Drinking window

10 yrs

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