Quality First and Quantity Second at Château Nouret
Quality The dedicated team at Château Nouret in the southern Médoc believ most in quality in their wine production. On 21 hectares, they grow equal amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines to make classic Bordeaux style blended wines. Château Nourethas’ vineyards cover over 20 small parcels of land with a big range of soil types mainly clay, gravel and sand.
Sustainability and Preservation at Château Nouret
Château Nouret is keen to use sustainable methods and is currenly working towards organic certification. They harvest by hand, and the first sorting takes place immediately in the vineyard. Other environmentally conscious practices at Château Nouret include planting cover crops between vines, and circular economics to reduce waste. Château Nouret also has strong ties with the local economy. Château Nouret makes two wines which are classified under the Medoc appellation. These two wines have won no fewer than five awards combined at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2018. In 2014, Château Nouret was awarded a gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Awards.
The Winery that Produce Classic Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Blends
Château Nouret create a fifty-fifty blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each parcel is vinified separately before choosing the best lots for the wine. The blend is then aged in oak barrels for over one year. Château Nouret renews the barrels every three years because as they seek a gentle but present oakiness in their wines. Château Nouret’s other award-winning wine is La Bacchante. This wine is abit lighter and fruitier than the Château Nouret. The grapes come from the younger parcels of the vineyards and the blend also contains a higher proportion of Merlot. La Baccahnte has a less oaky flavour because they age it in three-year-old oak barrels for one year reducing the influence of oak in the wine allowing fruit flavors to come foward.