Château Puygueraud


Château Puygueraud


Area 35 ha
Varieties planted 55% Merlot (no more Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Cabernet Franc with effect from 2005) 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Malbec
Density 4500 vines / ha
Soils Clay-limestone on limestone rock with clay and marl
Average age of vines 30 yrs
Soil management Traditional: light ploughing and aeration of the soil with inter-row planting of cereals in the winter.

Tanks Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging 12 –16 months in barrel
Barrels 40% new, 30% 1 yr old, 30% 2 yrs old
Owner Thienpont Family
Other specifics Temperature controlled tanks. Lees stirring after completion of malolactic fermentation Micro-oxygenation if necessary Reductive aging on lees: 1st racking after 6 to 10 months (before the summer), 2nd racking 1 year later before bottling. 

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