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Chateau Pouget History, Overview
Chateau Pouget which is one of the more obscure Classified growths in the Medoc . Chateau Pouget in Margaux was created in 1748 when François Antoine Pouget inherited the estate and Margaux vineyards. The estate was named after the Pouget family. In 1771, the daughter of François Antoine Pouget married Pierre Antoine de Chavailles. During the French Revolution, part of Chateau Pouget was annexed into Chateau Kirwan . Chateau Pouget remained with the de Chavailles family for over 150 years! Today, Chateau Pouget is owned by the Guillemet family. The Guillemet family also count Chateau Boyd Cantenac among their holdings in the Margaux appellation. Lucien Guillemet is currently managing things at Chateau Pouget along with Chateau Boyd Cantenac.
Chateau Pouget is one of the very few, 1855 Classified Medoc Bordeaux estates without a true chateau. They are located on a small, side street, not far from the tiny village of Margaux. The wine of Chateau Pouget is made in what looks like an old converted house. Or perhaps, it’s a cellar that was partially turned into what seems to resemble an old converted house. It’s hard to say. Interestingly, Chateau Pouget is one of the few 1855 Classified Growths, if not the only classified growths that sell all their wine to one exclusive negociant , the Cordier group.
Chateau Pouget Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes , Winemaking
The 17 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Pouget has a terroir of sand and gravel soils in the Margaux appellation. The vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon , 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc . On average, the vines are close to 40 years old. The vines are planted to a density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The vineyards are farmed using 100% organic farming techniques. Chateau Pouget is expected to be certified as organic starting with the 2017 vintage.
To produce the wine of Chateau Pouget, vinification takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in a combination of French oak barrels and vats. The wine of Chateau Pouget is aged in 30% to 50% new French oak barrels for between 12 and 18 months. The percentage of new oak used in the aging varies due to the quality and character of the vintage. On average, 5,000 cases of Chateau Pouget are produced each vintage. There is a second wine , La Tour Massac.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Pouget, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Pouget is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. The wine will also gently warm in the glass, releasing its aromatics. Older vintages might also need decanting, for both aerating and to remove the sediment. Chateau Pouget is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Pouget is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.
2015 Château Pouget
The wine is medium bodied, fresh and focused on its bright, crisp, tobacco, earth and cassis notes. 89 - 91 Pts
90 points - Tasted Apr 21, 2016993 Views
2010 Château Pouget
From a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, the wine is medium bodied, fresh and round, with a floral and blackberry character. This drinks well young, especially for a 2010.
89 points - Tasted Sep 14, 20151742 Views
2009 Château Pouget
Uncomplicated, easy to drink wine, without faults or excitement that already drinks well.
86 points - Tasted Dec 9, 20133760 Views