VIEUX CHÂTEAU DES TEMPLIERS, Pomerol – Second wine of Château Rouget
The first mention of Château Rouget in the Pomerol archives date back from 1700, Jean-Pierre Labruyere, son of a Beaujolais (Moulin a Vent) winegrower bought the Château in 1992. He appointed consultant winemaker Michel Rolland in 1997. The vineyards are located on the world-famous Pomerol plateau (where gravel and clay combine to give the mythical Pomerol soil), only a stone’s throw from some of the most celebrated (and most expensive) wines in the entire region (Eglise Clinet, Trotanoy, Petrus, Lafleur etc.)
Vieux Château des Templiers is made from Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc, the wine shows real depth and character with upfront and soft dark berries, plum and cherry ending with ripe and silky tannins.