Château le Juge is located in Preignac, at the heart of the Sauternes appellation.
Blend: this vintage emerged from a 70% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon and 10% Muscadelle grape blend.
Vinification: hand-picked harvests in 5 successive and selective pickings, gravity-fed wine press and pressing is completed in a bladder press (this avoids premature oxidation and enhances aroma expression), slow fermentation processes in low capacity stainless steel vats. 50 % of the wine is aged in stainless steel vats for between 18 to 24 months, which preserves the fresh and intense aromas of this terroir. The remaining 50% is aged in 1 year old oak barrels to enhance the wine’s body.
Surface area: 12 hectares
Average age of the vines: 15 years olds
Average yield: 18 hl/ha
Average annual production: 24 000 bottles