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  • 144. Lalande-de-Pomerol AC 2012

    Château Haut-Goujon

    80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (13.5% alc.)

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    This is the château’s top wine from the oldest and best placed parcels of vines, which lie on gravel beds with iron-rich areas in the clay beneath. Aged in 50% new and 50% one year old barrels for 18 months, and fined but not filtered, this is a stylish, elegant wine with hints of truffle on the nose, succulent, spicy red fruits and strong minerality in the background. For drinking now to 2019+.

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Winemaker
Famille Garde, Château Haut-Goujon
Location
Goujon, nr Montagne
Size of domaine
18 hectares
Grape
80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon on SO4 root stock and trained single guyot. Planting density of 5,500 vines per hectare.
Terroir
Gravelly, sandy soil on gravel bank. Little outbreaks of iron.
Viticulture
De-buds so that there are 7/8 bunches per vine. Green harvests only if necessary. Soils are butted in winter and debutted in spring. Alternate rows are ploughed and left to grow grass naturally. Organic fertiliser sometimes used in the winter. Never applied chemical or synthetic products of any kind. Manual harvest and uses a table de trie. Yield of 45 h/h.
Vinification
Grapes are crushed and then a prefermentive maceration at 12C for 3 days. Natural indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic ferment in temperature controlled cement cuves at 28C and for 5 days. Remontage 2-3 times a day during this period. Total cuvaison 25 days. Pneumatic press and press wine separated and aged apart (sometimes assembled sometimes not). Malos completed in barrel. Aged in 50% new and 50% 1 year old French oak (medium toast) 225 ltr barrels for 15 months on the fine lees. The oak comes 50% from Darnajou, 40% Taransaud and 10% Allier from Burgundy. No racking. Fined with gelatine but not filtered.
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