An “architectural wonder of the eighteenth century,” Château du Juge is a superb estate of 50 hectares of which 20 are hectares planted in vines. Located in Haux, one of the most beautiful hillsides on the right bank of the Garonne River, it is said to have once belonged to a sea captain named Corsair Pierre Nicolas Rousse.

Grape varieties
90% Semillon
5% Sauvignon
5% Muscadelle

Age of the vineyard – Area
35-40 years – 20 hectares
Clay-siliceous soil originating from the erosion of the hillsides

By hand with 3 to 5 successive selections, as “botrytis cinerea,” the famousrot, appears.

After pressing and settling, grapes are brought to fermentation in small daily batches under temperature control. Then selected wine is matured in tanks for one year before blending.

Tasting notes
It is a golden yellow color with a nose that expresses fragrances of acacia honey, linden tree and apricot. A generous fleshy taste between roundness and freshness with an aerial finish.