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Château Rouget

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A Burgundian in the Bordeaux region

A Burgundy estate on the right bank of Bordeaux: what a challenge! Thanks to meticulous work, a Burgundian experience and sometimes risk-taking, Edouard Labruyère and his family have established themselves in the Bordeaux region. While using local grape varieties, the Labruyère family has been able to produce wines worthy of the most prestigious wine-growing region in France while preserving the finesse of Burgundy wines. Challenge taken up!

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(33) Gironde

Known and recognized in particular in the 19th century, Château Rouget nevertheless fell asleep during the 20th century. Our family, originally from Mâcon, wished, in 1992, to awaken its terroirs by investing in both modern and sustainable viticulture but also by importing its knowledge of Burgundy winemaking.

Our story

In love with the great French and Burgundian terroirs of origin and heart, we did not choose Pomerol by chance. This Appellation, by the configuration of its parcels, is certainly the most Burgundian of the Bordeaux PDOs. Château Rouget is a haute-couture estate in Bordeaux, basing all its work on the parcel approach. It was not easy in 1992 to get the Bordeaux community to accept the arrival in the vineyard of a Burgundian owner. But as always, work paid off. Over the years, we have proven our ability to produce very great wines and very great representatives of this magnificent wine region of France, the Bordeaux region.

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Successive generations of Labruyère have always been very attached to the traditional values of family and work. We are particularly committed to controlling the entire wine value chain, the ownership of our vines and environmentally friendly agriculture. Château Rouget 2012 was a great success for us despite a difficult vintage. We were patient and showed a lot of self-sacrifice both in the vineyard and in the cellar. By taking risks during the vinification process, we have made a wine that resembles us: the Burgundian finesse through Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

The terroirs of Château Rouget were already known under the Roman Empire, but it was in 1700 that the first traces of the estate were found in the land register. In 1868, a classification of Pomerol wines ranked Rouget among the 5 best wines of the Appellation. Our family, owner of Château Rouget since 1992, is committed every day to defending the colours of these great terroirs all over the world. We have 2 very distinct types of terroirs: a rather clayey-siliceous one in the north of the appellation and which is planted with fairly young vines. This is the playground of the Carillon de Rouget. The other is composed of rather clayey-gravelly parcels and are located in the middle of the Plateau de Pomerol, they are old vines. It is on these plots that we grow the Grand Vin de Château Rouget. The sustainable management of the vineyard, in particular through grassing, but also the limitation of inputs, was decided as soon as we arrived in the 1990s.

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Château Rouget
2011, Bordeaux - Pomerol
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