In 2008, the Cuvelier family, owners of Clos Fourtet, a Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, acquired Chateau Poujeaux. Since then, the beautiful Medoc estate has undergone a real renaissance. Managed by Mathieu Cuvelier and Christophe Labenne, the vinification process is carried out under the guidance of the consultant-oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt, Chateau Poujeaux is one of the finest references in the Moulis appellation, located on the left bank of Bordeaux.
Situated in the north-east of the Moulis-en-Medoc appellation, the vineyard of Chateau Poujeaux spreads across a 70-hectare single-block of vines. The vines are 30 years old on average and benefit from an exceptional location on günzienne gravel hills. This fine terroir fully provides for the Medoc grape varieties. This harmonious terroir/grape variety relationship gives rise to fine Moulis wines that combine a dense and elegant.
The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
The 2015 Poujeax is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with some spices on the nose over a core of red cherries and black plums plus a hint of charcoal. It's medium-bodied and uncomplicated in the mouth with a decent fruit core and chewy tannins.