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Château Juguet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Exclusivité Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix Negociant Rive Droite

CHÂTEAU JUGUET

Appellation:
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Owner:
SCEA Landrodie Père & Fille
Vineyard size:
13 hectares (32 acres)
Vineyard grape varietals:
70% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Franc – 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Soil types:
Gravel and sand

A pretty vineyard situated at the foot of Saint-Émilion, Château Juguet is a lovely example of the wines produced from the plains of this famous appellation. The vineyard’s gravelly soils, planted mostly with Merlot and Cabernet Franc and a smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, allow for a beautiful expression of the Merlot grape and optimal maturity for the Cabernets.

Vinification is classical: destemming; fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel tanks; and 20-day skin contact on average. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 12 months, of which 15% are new. This moderate use of new oak respects and protects the fruit, while helping the wine to develop a well-integrated structure.

The wine is generous and fruit-forward, and very enjoyable in its youth.