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    18° C Light rain
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    13:35 PM
  • Wine average?

    94 Tb
  • Country Ranking?

    168
  • Region Ranking?

    77
  • Popularity ranking?

    174

History

In the heart of the prestigious Pomerol appellation, Château Bourgneuf is spread over 9 hectares in one unique holding. Bourgneuf has belonged to the Vayron family since 1840. Eight generations have succeeded each other, transmitting their love for this land and its history.

 

Xavier and Dominique Vayron

“We have had the privilege to have inherited Château Bourgneuf in the 70’s, a veritable jewel in the heart of Pomerol, and have become the transmitters of a unique place and its history. 
This spot has left its mark on us during 40 years of our careful attention, vigilance and care so as “to give birth to a juice that is the most pure and most powerful” from this earth that is labored and loved. 
To seek this wine, that is the profound expression of the meeting between the soil and the personality, is to seek creation.”

 

 

Frédérique Vayron

“2012 is the fifth vintage that I have crafted within our family property Château Bourgneuf. 
My parents and I work together with a sense of quality and respect for the identity of this exceptional place in mind. 
Our collaboration is a permanent and evolving exchange between their experience and my personal and contemporary approach to the winemaking trade.”

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Vineyards

The vineyard is made up of three major soil types : on the upper portion of the vineyard, the pure clay produces grapes that are very rich, dense, and with great phenolic qualities ; on the intermediate portion, descending the slope the soils go from clayey-sand to sandy-clay, producing grapes that are complex, delicate and elegant ; on the lower portion the soils are very gravelly, of magnificent quality and very propitious for the crafting of a grape with strong oenological potential.



This association of gravel on clay and pure clay confers upon our wines their complexity, finesse and strength. The planted grape variety proportions at Bourgneuf consist of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. On the soils of Pomerol, the Merlot finds the perfect conditions for its fullest expression.

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Winemaking

The entire green harvesting is undertaken by hand, which permits us to respond to the specific climatic conditions and the particularities of each vintage. 
The harvesting is all hand -picked and on a by-parcel basis, finished at the optimal maturity date so as to preserve the brilliance of the fruit. After a careful sorting selection at reception the grapes are then lightly crushed.

 

The vinification is then undertaken in temperature controlled, cement vats. 
The alcoholic fermentation is progressively conducted with manual pumping over for an extraction that is tapered to the vintage, which conserves the fruity, fresh and concentrated Merlots. 
The barrel-ageing in French oak (35% new, 65% of one and two-wine barrels) is spread over a period of 12 to 14 months.

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 Markus Del Monego MW , Pro (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  9 wines 

Todays tasting featured a series of wines from Jean-Pierre Moueix showing the great qualities of the terroir in the heart of Pomerol in this vintage. Especially Château Trotanoy was stunning.

14d 21h ago

 Izak Litwar , Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  5 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  26 wines 

Bourgneuf did very well in 2017 and produced a really seductive wine with fine elegance, charm, silky fruit and tannin and fine fruity finish.


Additionally I was treated with 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012 vintages. 2016 was meaty, concentrated, intense, long, focused and precise. Impressive effort. 94+p. 2015 displayed black fruit, sapiness, freshness and velvety texture. Great balance and length. 95p....

1y 11m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Pro (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  35 wines 

A heterogeneous vintage, 2017 will remain in the memory of a lot of vintners with very mixed feelings. An early bud break put hopes very high for a good vintage. These hopes were destroyed by a frost period of historical dimensions. On April 20 an 21 as well as on April 27 and 28 the frost destroyed 30 to 50% of the harvest in the Gironde area, though the best terroirs and famous appellations have been less affected. An early and regular flowering set new hopes. Summer was very dry and the harvest was quite early, even accelerated by rain at the beginning of September. This was rather a problem for the Merlot grapes than for Cabernets. The Cabernet-Sauvignon took advantage of a dry Indian Summer. Overall the vintage produced remarkable dry white wines above the qualities of 2015 and 2016.

2y 5d ago

 Izak Litwar , Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  161 wines 

Bordeaux 2016 vintage!

3y 1m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Pro (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  272 wines 

BORDEAUX VINTAGE 2016 / Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear. For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

3y 1m ago

 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  64 wines 

98 wines tasted from Pomerol 2016 vintage, a stunning vintage for the appelation. Petrus might be the wine of the vintage, such finesse! But many others as well. Le Pin, La Conseillante, Clinet, Gazin, Petit Village, Lafleur, L'Evangile, VCC, La Fleur-Pétrus, Trotanoy, L'Eglise-Clinet and many more made stunning wines. Gazin made the best wine they ever did, same with Nenin. Pomerols are beyond seductive in 2016.

3y 1m ago

 Izak Litwar , Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  5 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  50 wines 

“Bordeaux 2015 Vintage Part I / I did have quite great expectations for 2015 vintage while tasting barrel samples in two first weeks in April 2016. Mainly because I witnessed during 10 days stay in Bordeaux (28.09 - 08.10), exceptional quality of grapes, their ripeness inside and outside, and very favourable weather in September and October, which promised so much. Expectations weren't fulfilled 100% unfortunately. Anyway, 2015 has nothing to be ashamed of!”

4y 11d ago

 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  109 wines 

“Bordeaux 2015 Part II / Château Margaux 2015 / 100-points / Medium deep colour. Lovely cherry, cola, herb aromas. Silky smooth beautifully balanced wine with red currant, red cherry plum flavours with graphite, espresso, chinotto notes, fine loose knit lacy slightly graphite textures and roasted coffee mocha notes. Fruit expands towards the back palate with light graphite plume at the finish. One of the great wines of the vintage and an evocative salute to Ch Margaux’s great winemaker Paul Pontallier (22nd April 1956 – 27th March 2016). 98-100 points ”

4y 1m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Pro (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  502 wines 

“2015 will be one of the excellent vintages however hardly to compare to 2009 and 2010 or 2005. In 2015 the region played a major role, terroir was the key to success. For red wines, the limestone plateau in Saint-Emilion performed extremely well as there was water available during the hot summer days and drainage proved to be ideal during rainy August. Therefore the best wines of Saint-Emilion come from limestone soils. The sandy parts of the appellation produced a quite heterogeneous result. In Pomerol it looked the same with very successful wines from the central plateau and more heterogeneous qualities from the areas around. In Fronsac it was not only the terroir which proved important, the vintners decision had a major impact. Pessac-Léognan did extremely well in this vintage with a homogenous quality. The Médoc was divided. The southern part, mainly Margaux and the southern part of Saint-Julien have seen less rain and produced more powerful wines. The northern part of the Médoc, especially Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe have produced a very fine and elegant style with excellent persistence. On the good terroirs, the seeds were ripe which results in very ripe tannins with a silky or velvety expression. In addition the cooler conditions of autumn provoked a very pure and fresh fruit. For the dry white wines the quality depends very much on the origin again. Due to the hot and dry growing season, a lot of white wines show very mild, almost soft acidity but also some phenolic hints in the aftertaste. A few dry white wines are standing out, having preserved freshness and acidity. The sweet wines are remarkably good, very rich in character and the best of them have a crisp acidity balancing the opulent sugar. The tasting conditions were rather good, however the weather was quite mixed affecting the presentation of the wines. The wines were tasted blind where possible and open. The final decision on the rating is based on both tasting types.”

4y 1m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Pro (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  124 wines 

“Today’s Bordeaux 2013 tasting was very interesting. Margaux and Saint-Julien are performing much better than in the primeur tasting.”

4y 4m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Pro (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Bourgneuf . In a tasting of  193 wines 

“Bordeaux Primeurs 2015 / Vintage 2014 wines from 88-94 points”

5y 1m ago

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