Scea Chateau Haut Pougnan, nestled in the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers near Créon, has emerged as a distinguished player in the Japanese wine and beverage market. With their commitment to producing exceptional wines and a rich heritage rooted in the Bordeaux region, Chateau Haut Pougnan has garnered significant recognition and accolades. Notably, the winery recently received two Gold Medal Awards for their outstanding products, Chateau Haut Pougnan AOC Bordeaux Blanc 2022 and Chateau Haut Pougnan AOC Entre Deux Mers 2022, at the esteemed Japan Awards 2023 by Business News Japan.
Chateau Haut Pougnan’s vineyards grace the slopes of the right bank of the Garonne River, blessed with splendid clay-limestone and gravelly soils. This unique terroir sets the stage for the creation of exquisite wines with a subtle bouquet that captivates the senses. The vineyard’s orientation sees red wine varietals thriving on the eastern and southern slopes, while the western slopes offer a haven for white wine production.
Chateau Haut Pougnan exhibits a masterful understanding of Bordeaux grape varieties, allowing them to craft red wines of exceptional quality. Their red wine blends Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), and Cabernet Franc (10%) to create a trilogy that showcases the region’s viticultural prowess. These full-bodied, fruity red wines boast well-calculated tannins, providing a harmonious balance and an elegant mouthfeel.
On the other hand, Chateau Haut Pougnan’s white wines embody finesse and a prestigious bouquet. Combining Sauvignon (70%), Sémillon (25%), and Muscadelle (5%), these wines offer a delicate yet flavorful experience. The white wines are best enjoyed in their youth and pair splendidly with fish and seafood dishes, enhancing the overall dining experience.
Chateau Haut Pougnan also showcases a captivating rosé wine, characterized by its light color and fine nose. The palate reveals a lively and robust fruity experience, making it an excellent companion for appetizers and charcuterie. These rosé wines evolve gracefully within the first two years, accentuating their vibrant charm.
The red wines of Chateau Haut Pougnan flourish after spending a year in oak barrels, reaching their full potential between three to five years. Great vintages are known to age harmoniously in the cellar for eight to ten years, allowing the flavors to develop and mature, adding further complexity to the wine.
Scea Chateau Haut Pougnan has made a significant impact on the Japanese wine and beverage market, captivating wine enthusiasts with their exceptional products. The recent Gold Medal Awards for Chateau Haut Pougnan AOC Bordeaux Blanc 2022 and Chateau Haut Pougnan AOC Entre Deux Mers 2022 at the Japan Awards 2023 highlight the winery’s commitment to excellence. With their distinctive terroir, meticulous craftsmanship, and a wide range of wines catering to diverse palates, Chateau Haut Pougnan continues to impress and delight wine connoisseurs in Japan and beyond.
To learn more about Scea Chateau Haut Pougnan and explore their remarkable range of wines, please visit their official website: http://www.haut-pougnan.fr/.