Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
SCEA Landrodie Père & Fille
13 hectares (32 acres)
Vineyard grape varietals:
70% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Franc – 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
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.