Château Auguste is an organic estate winery in Saint-Aubin-de-Branne in the Entre-Deux-Mers region on the right bank of the Bordeaux region. Its wines (see below) are sold under the generic Bordeaux AOC.
Owner: EARL Vignobles Meijer. Steven Meijer purchased Château Auguste in December 2005. He retained the services of the estate’s existing gérant (manager) Jean-Paul Serougne.
Vineyards: 32 hectares (79 acres) of vines in Saint-Aubin-de-Branne: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernets. 4,000-4,500 vines/ha. Single guyot pruning with 6 buds.
Organic certification: 1970s The vines were farmed organically in the 1970s, Château Auguste’s then owner being a member of one of France’s pioneering organic farm associations, Qualité France. | 2001 Began organic conversion in 2001: 2006 First vintage with full organic certification.
Winemaking: Machine picking. Wooden cage presses.
Bordeaux Rosé AOC, Cuvée du Moulin: 2006 Merlot. Oenologist: M Guichard (back label). Deepish colour for Bordeaux Rosé. Dirty, sulphury, corky nose, and green tannins despite some impression of weight (tasted 22 July 2008).
Bordeaux Rouge AOC, Cuvée du Moulin | 2006 Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv. Nice mid-ruby purple core with a light rim, but the fruit was light, vegetal, sulfury, flat, non-descript, lacking urgency and selection (tasted 22 Sept 2008).
9 Roqueblanque, F-33420 Saint-Aubin-de-Branne (Gironde), France
Tel+33 (0)18.104.22.168.78 or (0)22.214.171.124.48