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  • 140. Montagne-Saint-Emilion AC 2014

    Château Haut-Goujon

    70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon (13.5% alc.)

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    This wine comes from vines in the north west corner of Montagne-Saint-Emilion lying next to the best vineyards of Lalande-de- Pomerol. Indeed it is difficult to distinguish this wine from a good Lalande. A deep colour (neither fined nor filtered), it has rich stylish fruit with a hint of iron. For drinking now to 2020.

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Winemaker
Famille Garde, Château Haut-Goujon
Location
Montagne
Size of domaine
18 hectares
Grape
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon on SO4 root stock and trained single guyot. Average age 25 years and plant density of 5,500 vines per hectare.
Terroir
Sandy, gravely soil over a sub-stratum of clay. Southern exposition in west corner of Montagne AOC next to best vineyards of Lalande.
Viticulture
De-buds so that there are 7/8 bunches per vine. Green harvests only if necessary. Grass tended between vines. Organic fertiliser sometimes used in the winter. Never used chemical or synthetic products in the vineyards. Soils are butted in winter and debutted in spring. Alternate rows are ploughed. Manual harvest and uses a table de trie. Yield of 45-50 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 20 days. Pneumatique press and press wine separated and aged apart. Elevage 12 months in new and 1 yr old French and American oak (medium toast) barrels and 3 months in cement cuve. Wines in oak topped up every 20 days. No racking. Fined with gelatine but not filtered. One bottling per vintage.
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