2014 Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux
Red • Bordeaux • Moulis-en-Médoc AOC • France • 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc • 91/100 James Suckling, 2 étoiles Guide Hachette 2018
2014 Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France, Moulis-en-Médoc
The Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux was named after the owner who founded the domein in 1850. It is believed that François Cordonnier bought the property from the descendants of Dutruch in 1967.
Aided by the experience and knowledge obtaine in many vineyards in France, including the Château de Chenonceau of which he was the manager for several years, he has added to the management of the vineyard and to the winemaking his personality, all with power and elegance.
Since 1993, Jean-Baptiste Cordonnier continues, with his wife Nathalie (enthusiastically!), the work of his uncle and aunt.
The property consists of 30 hectares located mostly on the ridge of the Garonne gravel that defines the reputation of the Grand Poujeaux wines. It is this gravel that represents many advantages for the vines. It provides an excellent natural drainage and a reflection of the sun on the grapes. It allows the roots to sink deep into the earth, revealing the way the complexity of the various layers of the soil. Moreover, the poverty of the gravel soils induces phenomena that lead to rare and concentrated berries, conducive to the quality of future wines.
Average age of the vines: 25 years. Manual harvest Concrete and stainless steel tanks equipped with thermal regulation. Ageing: 18 months, including 12 in oak barrels (1/3 new barrels every year).