In the Middle Ages, Poujeaux was a seigneury owing allegiance to Latour Saint Mambert, the future Château Latour. Winegrowing at Poujeaux dates back to the 19th century. A period of prosperity was followed by a series of different owners and the vineyard was broken up in the early 20th century. Fortunately, it was reconsolidated by the Theil family who did much to give the wine a fine reputation.
Château Poujeaux was purchased by the Cuvelier family (who already owned Clos Fourtet, a Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Émilion) in January 2008. This marked the beginning of a new chapter in Poujeaux's history. Philippe Cuvelier and his son, Matthieu, asked Stéphane Derenoncourt to advise them, while retaining the existing winemaking team. This is headed by Christophe Labenne, the grandson of the former owners,
The vines are grown on a magnificent gravelly rise in the heart of the Médoc. While perpetuating the wine's generous yet delicate style, the new orientation is toward enhanced precision in order to bring Poujeaux up to its ultimate potential.
- Area Under Vine: 68 hectares
- Production: 250,000 bottles
- Soil: Günz gravel
- Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
- Ageing: 12 months - New barrels: 30%
- Second Wine: La Salle de Château Poujeaux
- 450 avenue de la Cironde
- 33480 Moulis-en-Médoc
- Tel.: +33 (0) 5 56 58 02 96
- Manager: Matthieu Cuvelier
- Managing Director: Christophe Labenne