The terroir

A terroir offering extraordinary variety in the heart of the Médoc

This region offers excellent geological and climatic conditions, enabling the wine to express itself fully.

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To understand the terroir of Château Mauvesin Barton, a little curiosity is necessary. You need to consider not only the soil but also the climate, the topology and the geology.

The vine plots of Château Mauvesin Barton are located in the Moulis-en-Médoc appellation. These parcels, offering extraordinary diversity, each allow the grapes to reveal their most subtle aromas: A clay-limestone soil for the Merlot and then fine gravel for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The geographic situation of Château Mauvesin Barton means it enjoys a continental climate, bringing optimal quality for grape growing.

AOC MOULIS-EN-MÉDOC

The Moulis-en-Médoc appellation nestles between Margaux and Saint-Julien, a little off the famous châteaux road. Taking advantage of being slightly distanced in this way, Moulis has developed its own identity and this personality can be found in the wines.

At the end of the 19th century, the surface area of vineyards in the Moulis appellation grew considerably and the wines produced were already of excellent quality. To protect this terroir, the Appellation d'origine Contrôlée Moulis-en-Médoc was created by decree on 14th May 1938. To be allowed to sell wines from this appellation, producers must respect rigorous requirements and this clearly shows when we taste the wine.

The AOC Moulis is now the oldest of all the AOCs in the Médoc. It is also the smallest Médoc vineyard with only 610 hectares of vines in production, but it has nevertheless made its name among the most prestigious appellations in the area.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Château Mauvesin Barton has a 55-hectare vineyard comprising of 54% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet. The average age of the vines is 35 years.

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