Chateau Au Pont de Guitres 2019 Lalande-de-Pomerol
"80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Nice deep color. Ripe and juicy red fruits in nose. The mouth is powerful with a fruity expression and some spicy notes. A fruity and balanced wine. In Chateau Au Pont de Guitres, the subsoil is clay, which permits a beautiful expression of red fruits. The name Pont de Guitres comes from the little bridge separating Pomerol and Lalande de Pomerol." ~winery notes
The Chateau au Pont de Gutres has been passed from generation to generation and over the years it has flourished in size and innovation. In 1986, Remy Rousselot took over the estate from his parents and along with his wife Ghislaine, they have gradually added plots from the best terroirs and today it comprises four hectares. They continue to improve winemaking techniques while respecting family traditions and cultivate the vines following sustainable principles. Together with their son Cyril, they are passionate about producing top quality wines from their family estate in the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation.
Located on the best terroirs of the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation, the plots are situated on sandy gravelly clay soils, which produce wines with good ageing potential. The vines, which have an average age of 15 years, are planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare and yield 48 hectolitres per hectare. They are pruned according to traditional Bordeaux methods. The vineyard is cultivated according to la lutte raisonne, which promotes sustainable agricultural methods and reduces the amount of chemicals, in order to respect the land and its environment. Harvesting takes place when the grapes have reached optimal maturity.