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Chateau Goubau, La Source 2015
Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 5%
A 'organic uncertified', 12 ha Cote de Castillon chateau that is owned by Jacques Thienpont (of Le Pin fame) & his sister Anne, from 2016. 95% merlot, 5% cab.franc, on clay-limestone at 100m asl. Keeping it in the family, the estate is now managed by Maxime Thienpont.Â
Selection from the south-western and southern oriented parcels, bordering the domain�s natural source. Aged for 9-15 months in oak.
Chateau Goubau is a new project in the Cotes de Castillon for the maverick wine-maker, Jacques Thienpont. Jacques has a knack of spotting exceptional terroir and then applying his alchemist�s touch. Le Pin and L�If are two of the most sought after wines in Bordeaux and we expect Goubau to be an estate to follow closely too. Belgian couple. St�phane and Bea Goubau-Goossens fell in love with and bought this Chateau in 2005, and then began an ambitious and major investment program to up-date the facilities and the quality of the vineyards. Add to this green-harvesting to keep yields down to approx 35hl per hectare, a new sorting table and almost obsessive attention to detail and you have the recipe for a very high quality wines, with an extremely attractive price for the quality.Certified organic and located in the increasingly fashionable Bordeaux C�tes appellation of Castillon, it was bought, from the Belgian Goubau family in late 2015 by Jacques and Fiona Thienpont of Le Pin and his sister and family � also Belgian. The property lies on the outskirts of St-Philippe d'Aiguilhe on the tip of the limestone plateau stretching west from St-�milion with clay-limestone subsoil. It is planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and the Thienponts are planning to plant more land next door.