Region: Bordeaux, Haut Médoc, France
Appellation: Haut-Médoc A.O.C.
Area / density: 10ha, 10.000–8.800 plants/ha
Terroir: clay-limestone, sandy, gravelly
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Cultivation method: Sustainable cultivation, regular tillage, pruning, leaf removal
Harvesting: selective hand harvesting, optimal sorting system, peristaltic pump.
Traditional vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats, temperature control, delestage twice a day, pouring in barrels after malolactic fermentation.
Aging: in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Bottled at the Château
Château Gugès is nestled in the heart of the wine-growing region Médoc, in a building erected in 1785. A cuvée confidentielle is produced with full respect for the Médoc traditions. After a few years in the bottle, it will reveal the best of itself: its body, its heart and its soul.
Food and wine pairings
Red meats (lamb, beef), game, some fine cheeses, ripe and sweet fruits and berries.
Aging potential: 10 – 15 years
Serving temperature: 16°C – 18°C