Chateau Mauvesin Barton Moulis En Medoc 2015
In August 2011, The Barton Sartorius family acquired this historical wine-producing estate and its Château that was re-baptized Château Mauvesin Barton. With the Barton family's centuries of experience and unique expertise behind them, each of the four family members plays a specific role, perpetuating the tradition and sharing their passion: Lilian Barton Sartorius takes on the management of the Château, Michel Sartorius takes care of the wine distribution, Mélanie Barton Sartorius becomes a technical manager and Damien Barton Sartorius brings his expertise to the commercialisation of the wine.
The vineyard is situated in the "Moulis-en-Médoc" appellation, to the north of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. Part of the soil is clay-gravel, perfectly adapted for the development of Cabernet-Franc and Merlot. Another part is made up of fine gravel and gritty sand, allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach full ripeness. As for all the Barton family activities, great importance is attached to environmental protection and the quality of the wines produced. The 55 hectares of vines comprise 54% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc.
The younger vines are picked by hand. After careful selection, the grapes are placed in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for the fermentation and maceration phase. The ageing process lasts 12 to 15 months, in French oak barrels of which one third are new. The casks rest on a gravel bed to regulate humidity.
Intense ruby colour, on the nose some red fruit notes with subtle hints of vanilla. In the mouth, the wine is round with silky tannins. The finish is well balanced with notes of red fruit and slightly spicy.