A few kilometres from Libourne, north-east of Bordeaux, Chateau Haut-Goujon has 18 hectares of vines in two appellations: Montagne Saint-Emilion and Lalande de Pomerol.
Today, Mickael Garde and his sister Corinne are the fourth generation to manage this vineyard. Their parents passed admirable values on to us such as perseverance, sincerity, generosity, and above all a love and deep respect for the land. These values have guided them in their decisions, and have always led them to be open and curious.
Chateau Haut-Goujon’s terroir consists of gravelly-sandy soil on the Lalande de Pomerol’s side, and clay and gravel soil on the Montagne Saint-Emilion’s side. A natural and unusual characteristic in the subsoil, traces of iron oxide, gives to Chateau Haut-Goujon’s wines their unique character.
At Chateau Haut-Goujon, Merlot is the King variety, with 75% of the vineyard. Then come Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Malbec (5%). Year after year, they are combined in a beautiful blend giving elegance and complexity to the wine. Smooth, round and complex, these wines are among the best wines in these appellations (Millesime 2016 : 94/100 Decanter). In additional, Mickael is the only vineyard in Bordeaux who is making special Cuvee with 80% Malbec. It’s delicious. Only 1500 bottles are producing every year !