Château Pouget got its name from François-Antoine Pouget who took over the estate in 1748.
The Maréchal-Duc de Richelieu, a great wine-lover, awarded the château the coat of arms that still features on its label to this day. But it was in 1855 that Château Pouget really found its place in the history of the great Bordeaux wines, when it was admitted as a 4th Grand Cru Classé. The Duke de Richelieu is at the origin of the coat of arms and motto of Château Pouget. «L’amour sur ton cœur étendra sa puissance. Ton verbe sera clair comme le chant du Coq. A l’égal du Lion tu ne craindras le choc. Si de cestuy nectar tu te remplis la panse.»
Since 1906, the estate has been in the hands of the Guillemet family. Technical director Lucien Guillemet puts his great experience into creating a wine expressing all the beauty of these gravel soils envied the world over. He manages Château Pouget with conviction, but also subtlety.
Château Pouget is the epitome of Margaux wine, a rarely-found combination of depth and finesse, delicious red and black fruit, grace and style of perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon.
It is a classic Margaux, effortlessly combining finesse and substance. At Château Pouget particular attention is paid to the harvesting date, with the aim of picking grapes that have reached optimum ripeness. The grapes are sorted both in the vineyard and at the winery, and express all the finesse of this great terroir.