Château Puisseguin la Rigodrie

I joined the family estate in 2008, founding EARL Vignobles Faytout to perpetuate the know-how built up by my family over five generations. The Château Puisseguin La Rigodrie vines were my grandmother’s, and those at La Tour d’Horable belonged to my grandfather, who came from a family of coopers. But the family tree doesn’t end there: the parents of some of my employees worked with my grandparents. A true family business! The wines we craft together are expressive and authentic, just like our soil and our winegrowers.

The name of the Château is taken from La Rigodrie, the locality where the vines are grown.
Château Puisseguin La Rigodrie

Château Puisseguin La Rigodrie

Puisseguin Saint Emilion

Technical informations

Location : Puisseguin
Vineyard surface : 14 hectares
Soils : Clay-limestone
Blend of grape variety : 90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc
Wine-making process :

The juice is cold-racked. Temperatures are kept at 25°C during alcoholic fermentation with cap-punching for gentle extraction. Maceration for three weeks and running off. Aged in thermoregulated stainless steel vats.

Tasting comments :

The colour is incredibly intense due to slow, well-controlled extraction. The rich nose is followed by a palate that is nothing short of superlative: powerful, dense and well-balanced with great sweetness. A well-made wine from the vineyard to the bottle.

Wine pairings :

Prime rib of beef

Awards :

o Vintage 2015: Gold medal Concours International des Vin de Féminalise 2016, Silver Medal Concours de Bordeaux - Vins d'Aquitaine 2016, Silver medal Citadelles du Vin 2016, Silver medal Wine& Barrel 2016, 90/100 Blind Tasted by Andreas Larsson, Silver medal Vinalies Internationales 2017, Silver medal Mundus ViniBiofach 2017
o Vintage 2016: Gold medal Gilbert et Gaillard 2017, More results to come.

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