Colour: Dark ruby garnet, opaque core, violet reflections, delicate water edge.
Nose: Cherries , strawberries, fine wood nuances, black berries, a hint of liquorice and nougat in the background.
Palate: Medium body, somewhat wide-meshed, a hint of cocoa, ripe style, plums in the finish, offers uncomplicated drinking pleasure.
Grape Varieties: 85% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 16-18 months in French oak barrels (30-40% new)
Awards: 95pts – Wine Spectator; 84-86pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
Situated on the northern edge of the plateau of Pomerol, nestled between Château Gazin and Château La Fleur-Pétrus, this wine has been produced by Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix since 1976 for the Borderie family owners since 1930.
History of Moueix
Internationally renowned, Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix has become a hallmark for the top wines of Bordeaux. The company is the largest wine merchant on the Right Bank, distributing fine wines from Bordeaux and California worldwide. Family run since 1937, they are also the owner and producer of several prestigious crus, including Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Trotanoy, and Château Hosanna in Pomerol; Château Bélair-Monange Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Émilion; and, in Napa Valley, California, Dominus Estate and Ulysses.
Jean-Pierre Moueix was born in 1913, moved to Saint-Émilion in 1929. At the time, the wines of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion were not yet widely recognized. Jean-Pierre Moueix, a visionary, foresaw great potential both in the Merlot grape and in its ability to age when grown in the best terroirs of his adopted region. His sons and now his grandson, Edouard Moueix run the company together with their dedicated staff to produce, distribute, and promote an exceptional selection of over 200 wines.