Chateau Goubau owes its name to Bea and Stephane Goubau, who took over what had hitherto been Chateau Gerbey, and set about transforming an estate engaged in the production of bulk wine into an organically run property with state of the art equipment. And the chateau owes its second reinvention to Jacques Thienpoint, the winemaker behind two of Bordeaux`s most exclusive properties, Le Pin and L`If.
Monsieur Thienpoint clearly has an eye to a good site. Set atop the Saint Philippe d`Aguilhe Plateau in the Cotes de Castillon, the vineyards here benefit from good exposure to the sun coupled with a cooling, drying breeze. Clay and chalk subsoils optimise water regulation. This is an estate taht has only ever needed a bit of TLC to flourish, and with the new master at the helm, we may expect great things from Chateau Goubau. (NT 03/11/16)