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Chateau Poujeaux, Cru Bourgeois, Moulis 2011 (1x75cl)

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Cabernet Franc | Petit Verdot
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.0%
Product Code: FRBD0468B11S
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
£31.00

"Supple and Merlot-influenced, the red from this Moulis superstar is one of the value-for-money wines of the vintage, as it was in 2010. Coffee bean and tobacco on the nose, with a hint of sweet spice on the palate, fine tannins and textured, balanced fruit. 6+ years. 91 points". Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012.

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Chateau Poujeaux is situated in Moulis-en-Medoc which is in the heart of the vineyards of the Haut-Médoc, 3 miles from the two great appellations of Margaux and St-Julien. The name ‘Château Poujeaux’ first appeared in 1806 but Terre de Poujeaux, situated in Moulis-en-Médoc, had existed since the Middle Ages. During the 19th Century, the estate produced its first wines and became truly independent.

In 2008, the estate was acquired by the Cuvelier family, already owners of the famous Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Émilion. Won over by the quality of the wines and recognising the potential of the terroir, the Cuvelier family have brought a decidedly modern touch to Poujeaux, raising its profile to place it among the best-loved fine wines of Bordeaux. Today, Matthieu Cuvelier and Christophe Labenne co-manage Château Poujeaux with enthusiasm and a determination to perpetuate and transmit Château Poujeaux’s family and team spirit. The vineyard and winery teams follow the technical advice given to them by their esteemed colleague, Stéphane Derenoncourt.

This, the Grand Vin of Château Poujeaux, unites qualities of elegance, depth and balance. 250,000 bottles are typically produced each year.

Harvest time is the culmination of a year’s work, generally beginning in mid-September and ending in mid-October. Each plot is picked by hand at optimal maturity, determined with the help of technical analysis and tasting of the berries. The cut grapes are sorted then transferred to the winery. The fruit is separated according to the age of the vines, vineyard location and grape variety in order to obtain separate batches with complimentary characteristics.

After a month of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in vat, ageing takes place in French oak barrels over 12 months.

To see the informative fiche technique for this wine which has been written by the team at Chateau Poujeaux themselves, please click on the blue link below.

Chateau Poujeaux 2011 - fiche technique

48% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc.

The wines of Château Poujeaux invariably have a very deep, rich colour. The aromas are subtle, the tannins soft and silky and never aggressive even in their youth. Power, charm, elegance and balance characterize these wines perfectly. Château Poujeaux is a classic that will delight many wine enthusiasts, as it perfectly represents the Médoc.

ABV = 13.0%.