Pierre Montégut

Technical Director Château Pichon Baron, Château Suduiraut

Château Pichon Baron & Château Suduiraut | Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
Born in 1965, Pierre Montégut grew up in Bourg Saint-Maurice (Les Arcs), in the heart of the mountains of the Savoie region, and he has studied both at l’ENITA (Bordeaux) and at the Institut d’Oenologie de Bordeaux (Talence). His first work experience included the vinification of red wine at Château Potensac (Médoc) in 1988 then at Château Léoville Las Cases (Saint-Julien) from 1989 to 1990.
Pierre then moved further North, to Vouvray, where he worked as Technical Director at Clos Baudoin Poniatovski (18ha) from 1992 to 1995 and then at Domaine Lafourcade (36 ha) from 1995 to 1998 where he acquired his great knowledge of sweet wines with the vinification of the famous Quarts de Chaume and Bonnezeaux.
His first experience with red wines was then revived when Pierre Montégut decided to take on a larger property, and Château de Gueyze in Buzet seemed to be the right choice for him. He managed this 80 hectare property from 1998 to July 2004.
Technical Director of Château Suduiraut (91ha) since the 2004 harvest, Pierre Montégut continues to inject his enthusiasm for sweet wines in to a great historic Sauternes property.
He has also joined Château Pichon Baron in May 2022, following the retirement of Jean-René Matignon. He is now Technical Director of the three properties: Château Pichon Baron, Château Pibran (Pauillac) and Château Suduiraut (Sauternes).