Chateau Pouget Margaux Fourth Growth, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles
Chateau Pouget 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. In 1771, the daughter of François Antoine Pouget married Pierre Antoine de Chavailles. Chateau Pouget remained with the same family for over 150 years! Today, Chateau Pouget is owned by the Guillemet family, own 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.
The 17 hectare, Left Bank Bordeaux wine vineyard of Chateau Pouget resides on sand and gravel soils in the Margaux appellation. On average, the vines are close to 40 years old. The vines are planted to a density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. 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.
Vinification takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. 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 varies due to the quality and character of the vintage. On average, 3,000 cases of Chateau Pouget are produced each vintage. There is a second wine, La Tour Massac.