France: Bordeaux

Pomerol and Fronsac

East of Libourne
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 14 May 2010
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Château Rouget

Address: 6 Route de Saint Jacques de Compostelle, 33500 Pomerol
Tel: 05 57 51 05 85  Fax: 05 57 55 22 45
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:56:6N (44.93503)    Longitude: 0:12:0W (-0.20004) 

If you want to really understand why Pomerol is ‘Burgundy in Bordeaux’, you have to visit Château Rouget, where a genuine Burgundian family is making the wine. The Labruyère family still has a property on ‘The Other Side’ (Domaines Jacques Prieur in the Côte de Beaune), Rouget follows sustainable agriculture, and the vinification has some distinctly Burgundian touches – open punching down and natural malolactic fermentation. If you get the chance, ask them about the philosophical and practical differences between these two wine-making regions – really fascinating.

Useful information: Open Monday to Friday by appointment 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00. English spoken.


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