Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis, 2014

  Château Mauvesin Barton

Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Mauvesin Barton

Anthony Barton's new venture in Moulis promises to be a big favourite amongst the legion of Barton devotees. Previously called Chateau Mauvesin, the estate dates back to 1457 and once held Cru Bourgeois status. Lilian and her husband will live in the beautiful Lodoïs Leblanc Chateau with the previous owner’s very elderly mother (one of the terms of the sale). The Bartons have already made considerable investment and will no doubt bring all their wine making savoir faire to this new acquisition. We expect the quality to soar, so one to watch for the future…

Appellation: Moulis

Moulis is situated right in the heart of The Medoc, however, it rather lacks the prestige of more distinguished Medoc communes of Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux. The wines are dominated by Cabernet and Merlot, with a small area given to Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. In great vintages, these wines can offer exceptional value and great aging potential. Chasse Spleen and Poujeaux are two estates from this commune that have gained considerable notoriety.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc

The hallowed Bordeaux trinity of grape varieties that form the stock left bank blend. Cabernet's Sauvignon's acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics, and Cabernet Franc's finesse and freshness. This classic combination has worked so successfully in Bordeaux that it is now mirrored the world over, particularly in warm sunny climates such as the Languedoc, Tuscany, South Africa, Australia and Napa Valley.