Quality not quantity could be the motto of the dedicated team of Château Nouret in the southern Médoc. On 21 hectares they grow equal amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines to make classic Bordeaux wines. The vineyards are set over 20 parcels of land, providing a variety of soil types. These are mainly clay, gravel and sand.
They are keen to use sustainable methods and are working towards organic certification. They harvest by hand, and the first sorting takes place immediately in the vineyard. Other environmentally conscious practices include planting between vines, and circular economics to reduce waste. They also have strong ties with the local economy.
They make two wines which are classed under the Medoc appellation. Between them, the two wines won no fewer than five awards at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2018.
The Château Nouret is a fifty-fifty blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They vinify each parcel separately before choosing the best lots for this wine. The blend is then aged in oak barrels for one year. They renew the barrels every three years because they are seeking only a gentle oakiness. The 2014 Château Nouret was awarded a gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Awards.
Their other wine is La Bacchante. This wine is much fruitier than the Château Nouret because the grapes come from the younger parcels. It also contains a higher proportion of Merlot grapes. It has a less oaky flavour because they age it in three-year-old barrels.
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Services / Facilities:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Monday : 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday : 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday : 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday : 9:00 - 17:00
Friday : 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed