Château Rouget sits in the north of the Pomerol appellation, just north of the various Eglise châteaux, overlooking the Barbonne stream that separates Pomerol from Néac. Its origins lay in the last years of the Roman Empire and the estate appears in archives and land registers as far back as 1700. In 1868, a classification of Pomerol wines placed Rouget among the top five estates of the appellation.
In 1992, Château Rouget was purchased by the Labruyère family – originally Beaujolais producers from Moulin-a-Vent, and now also the owners of Domaine Jacques Prieur in Burgundy and Champagne Labruyere. The family immediately made significant investment in the property to ensure Rouget's placement among Pomerol's leaders. Over the years, the vineyards have been replanted as necessary and are sustainably managed. New holdings have also been purchased, taking the size to 18ha, one of the largest estates in Pomerol.
Under the expert direction ofÉdouard Labruyère, Château Rouget produces consistently outstanding wines with a sense of purity, and a distinctive character - elegant, expressive and flavorful with wonderful complexity. Approachable in youth, the wines will age beautifully for 15+ years.