A pretty vineyard situated at the foot of Saint-Émilion, Château Juguet is a lovely example of the wines produced from the plains of this famous appellation. The vineyard’s gravelly soils, planted mostly with Merlot and Cabernet Franc and a smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, allow for a beautiful expression of the Merlot grape and optimal maturity for the Cabernets.
Vinification is classical: destemming; fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel tanks; and 20-day skin contact on average. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 12 months, of which 15% are new. This moderate use of new oak respects and protects the fruit, while helping the wine to develop a well-integrated structure.