Chateau Haut Peyruguet 2018
A beautiful ruby purple color with hints of raspberry. The nose reveals a powerful and flattering aroma of red fruits, pretty floral notes, and spicy sweet mint. On the palate, it is fleshy, round, supple, and fruity with ripe tannins and a long, fresh finish.
Château Haut Peyruguet is located in Soussac, on the eastern part of the Entre-Deux-Mers region. The 80-hectare property has belonged to the Jolivet family for 4 generations. Today, sisters Bénedicte and Marie-Amélie Jolivet are in charge of the estate. They have modernized and expanded the facility. They are personally involved in each stage of the winemaking - from the viticulture until final bottling. In 1999, in association with other local estates, they spearheaded the construction of a water-treatment facility to preserve the quality of what they cherish most: the Soussac. They produced a red, white and a rosé. Estate grown and bottled.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.