Château Haut-Goujon

Lalande de Pomerol – Montagne Saint-Emilion

Unique character

Through the application of sustainable farming practices in the vineyard, Château Haut-Goujon revitalizes and preserves the soil’s fertility, while at the same time increasing the vines’ natural resistance to microbial diseases. In this way, there is no need to apply corrective techniques in the cellar. The focus is on the difference between flavours and their authenticity rather than a banal standardization.

Generally clement weather: the Libourne area benefits from a climate that is both oceanic and continental, that is to say relatively temperate, but with occasional vagaries, that sometimes lead to spells of rain during the harvests!

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An unusual terroir

Located in the north-west of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation, Château Haut-Goujon’s terroir consists of gravelly-sandy soil on the western side, and clay and gravel soil to the east. The subsoil has an unusual characteristic: consisting of clay and gravel from ancient alluvial deposits, it contains traces of iron oxide. It is the presence of the latter that gives the property’s wines their unique character.

Classic, high quality grape varieties

Château Haut-Goujon has 18 hectares of vines under three appellations:
Lalande de Pomerol (8 ha 55) – Montagne Saint Emilion (8 ha) – Bordeaux (1 ha 80).

Merlot is the star grape variety here, accounting for 75% of the vines.
14% Cabernet Sauvignon – 5% Cabernet Franc – 5% Malbec – 1% Petit Verdot.

All these varieties are included in a blend, with a view to creating elegant, wines with good complexity. The proximity of the plots results in a certain homogeneity of the terroirs which is reflected in the wines.

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The harvests

After plot selection, and waiting for the grapes to reach optimal ripeness, a team of thirty pickers gently harvests the grapes by hand. A meticulous manual sorting operation then takes place before the grapes are transferred to vats.

Vinification

Carefully controlled vinification at every stage

Since the 2016 vintage, vinification takes place in modern stainless-steel vats.

All the vats are equipped with temperature control that allows precise regulation of the temperature, and a pneumatic punching down system to optimize the gentle extraction of refined, elegant tannins.

After maceration for 25 days, the solids are placed in a vertical press to obtain high quality press wines.

Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels for certain wines, enabling them to acquire further complexity and personality.

 

FRUITINESS AND ELEGANCE ARE

THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

OF THEIR IDENTITY

Maturing

Closely monitored maturing

A proportion of the wines are aged in dense, finely grained French oak barrels for 12 months, giving great finesse to the wine’s aromas and flavours.
This is an essential stage in the wines’ production, it is what enables them to acquire elegance and nobility, and express a true reflection of the terroir that has produced them.
We work in close collaboration with our cousin and neighbour, the cooper Vincent Darnajou, whose passion for working with wood is matched only by his passion for fine wine.

 

” Expertise, pride in work well done, with a love for the soil and what it enables us to produce: these are what motivate the Garde family, who have always strived to produce elegant, noble wines. For us, this is the best way to demonstrate our commitment to the terroir. “

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CONTACT

Independent Winegrower

3 Goujon, 33570 Montagne
Tél : 05 57 51 50 05 – Email : contact@chateauhautgoujon.fr

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