On one of the older vineyards in Pomerol with records going back to the 1700's, Rouget is a long established estate, but it wasn't until Jean-Pierre Labruyère became owner in the early 1990s that the Château began to become recognized as a producer of some of the better wines of the appellation.
During the Labruyère's tenure the winery, towards the north of the appellation, has been completely renovated and the vineyards replanted where needed, with all the Cabernet Sauvignon having been taken out. In addtion they've bought new vineyards and the estate now extends to 18 hectares which is one of the larger in Pomerol.
The endeavours of the Labruyères over the last three decades have certainly borne fruit. Rouget is now considered one of the leading lights in Pomerol.