Moulis-en-Médoc is situated to the west of Margaux on a narrow strip of 8 kms long, it is a magnificent region steeped in tradition, sheltered from the wind, the vineyards enjoy a microclimate enabling late harvesting, synonymous with maximum ripeness of the grapes and therefore great wine.
While there are no classed growths in Moulis-en-Medoc, there are many Chateaux’s of high quality under the classification of Cru Bourgeois, with the communes of Margaux to the south and Pauillac to the north, Moulis wines are often described as having the finesse of Margaux with the power of Pauillac.
Moulis has a concentration of some truly brilliant terroirs within its small area, which has been described as a “mini Medoc”, with a subtle interplay between its pure gravely outcrops, its rich, clay soils and limestone sub-soils, this diversity suits both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
With this diverse terroir the wines have equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, a small percentage of Petit-Verdot, and traces of Cabernet Franc and Malbec they are elegant, robust and round with mellow tannins which impart an enjoyable, silky texture with wonderful ageing potential.
Moulis-en-Médoc is an appellation sometimes overlooked yet offers high quality wines with a similar style to those produced by their more prestigious neighbours without the high price tag.
|Planted Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carmenère|
|Ageing Potential||Red: 5 to 30 years|
|Typical Style||Elegant, robust and round with mellow tannins which impart an enjoyable, silky texture.|
|Typical Aromas||Rich and complex with red fruit and cassis mingle with notes of violet and liquorice.|
|Food Matching||All types of roasted meat, barbeques, poultry and cheese.|
|Best Vintages||2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1985, 1982|
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