Clos du Jaugueyron Haut Medoc 2006
Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Wines from Jaugueyron are characterized by their elegance, controlled concentration, fine and silky tannins, an overall balance bringing a lot of enjoyment even in youth
Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
James Suckling - "A little austere, but balanced and polished, with pretty tannins and a subtle currant and mineral character. Lovely now to drink, but will better in a few years."
Clos du Jaugueyron Winery
Initially, the Clos du Jaugueyron was a small vineyard of 40 acres Cantenac. In 1993, Michel Theron , straight from the Minervois , settled on this small area. Quickly under the spell , he never ceased to expand its field to bring today to more than 5 hectares in two appellations , Margaux and Haut-Medoc .
The plots are located in the municipalities of Macau and Arsac on serious beautiful well-drained that provide early crop maturity . Since 2012 , the wine is certified organic agriculture approach , capping almost two decades of work as sharp in the vines with soil. The vines are 53 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot in with vines planted between 1988 and 2000.
In the winery, you will find the cement, steel and oak , with a third new wood for farms. There is also and above all the passionate man that promotes listening, observation and respect for nature and refuses the application of a method that would be the same every year. View all Clos du Jaugueyron Wines
Médoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estèphe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Médoc – the Bas Médoc (or lower-Médoc) and the Haut Médoc (or upper-Médoc) – so given the names as the Bas Médoc is lower elevation (yet northern) and the Haut Médoc is higher elevation (but south of Bas Médoc). Most quality wines come from the Haut Médoc, although many wines carry just the appellation Médoc.
Notable FactsSituated in the Haut-Médoc, west of the river are the communes Listrac & Moulis. Between these two appellations and the river lie many Médoc chateaux producing delicious, Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines, often at a good value. Wines of the Médoc and Haut-Médoc appellation are less expensive, yet delicious, ways to experience the left bank of Bordeaux. Most are not as complex or age-worthy as those wines from the smaller communes along the riverbank, but many are great everyday wines, particularly suited for enjoying with food.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.