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 2016: Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2018, Gold medal Citadelles du Vin 2017 , Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2017, Gold medal Elle à Table 2017, Gold medal Allwines 2017, Silver medal International Wine Awards 2018, Silver medal Elle à Table 2018, Silver medal AWC Vienna 2018, Silver medal AWC Vienna 2017, Silver medal Académie des Vins et de la Gastronomie Française 2018, Palm Wine & Food Pairing - London 2018
o Vintage 2017 : Gold medal Frankfurt 2019, Gold medal Gilbert et Gaillard 2019, Silver medal AWC Vienna 2019, Silver medal Terre de Vins 2019, Silver medal Amphore 2019

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