60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
92 points James Suckling
Beef brisket, lamb kabobs, aged, nutty goat cheeses like 2+ year old Comté.
Managed by three siblings from a multi-generational Bordeaux winemaking heritage, Haut Nouchet is focused on producing smooth, elegant wines that trade brutal power for finesse. A recent focus on promoting biodiversity and ecological richness of flora and fauna translate to a healthy ecosystem, permitting a drastic reduction in the use of chemical treatments in the vineyard.
Perhaps the most distinctive terroir in all of Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan’s mosaic of gravel-rich, clay-based soils give the wines a particular sense of salinity and trademark mineral finish. The climate is ocean-influenced and mild, and the wines produced in this beautiful region to the south of Bordeaux city are remarkably consistent across vintages.