CHATEAU OGIER DE GOURGUE - COTES DE BORDEAUX
Former "hunting rendez-vous" built in the seventeenth century by the family "de Gourgue", the castle is named after Ogier de Gourgue historical figure who was adviser of King Louis XIII, Treasurer of France and General Finance in Bordeaux during the second half of the sixteenth century.
Lord de Vayres, Ogier Gourgue built his fortune by investing in land and lordships.
Passed to his eldest son Marc Antoine de Gourgue, who was the first President of the Parliament of Bordeaux, the castle changed hands several times over the centuries. Since 2010, this charming area, belongs to the VINCENT family who undertook major changes and renovations.
Located 12km southeast of Bordeaux in the municipality of Saint-Caprais de Bordeaux, Chateau Ogier de Gourgue enjoys a perfect exposure on a high plateau of the Côtes de Bordeaux and a magnificent view of the township of La Brede.
The 8 hectares that make up the estate are located around the property and vineyard, in one piece, it occupies about 5 hectares.
The vineyard extends on clay-limestone hillsides and clay and gravel, naturally drained.
CHATEAU OGIER DE GOUGUE : AOP COTES DE BORDEAUX
Varietals : 60 % merlot – 30 % cabernet sauvignon – 10 % cabernet franc.
Hand picked harvest. The grapes are sorted out at the entrance of the cellar thanks to a brand new optical reading sorting table. Vinification occurs in thermoregulated truncated stainless steel vats.
Ageing : 12 months in french oak barrels. Barrels are renewed by third every year.
APPEARANCE : Deep red color
NOSE: Red fruits (cherries and blackberries) and floral notes.
PALATE: Pleasant and soft in mouth with a long powerful finish.
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