Château Moulin de la Rivière
The estate is situated between Civrac and Ordonnac, at approximately 60 kilometres from Bordeaux.
This family-owned vineyards is planted on the west bank of the Garonne.
Clay-limestone soils in Civrac, clay and gravel in Ordonnac
Age of the vines
20 - 25 years
Surface area of the vineyard
47% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc
5000 to 6500 vines/hectares
Operations: leaf stripping, thinning, removal of excess shoots
Destemming of the Cabernets;
Weeding using chemicals beneath the row.
Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel and cement vats.
Pumping over twice daily during alcoholic fermentation and occasional addition of water.
Pressing with a constant impulse press.
Duration of maceration (from filling to running off): approximately 5 weeks.
An expressive and fruity bouquet, with scents of Morello cherry mingling with raspberry and hints of smoked caramel. Upon swirling there are floral notes of peony as well as pepper with liquorice. The attack is fresh and well balanced and gives way to full-bodied and slightly toasted flavours of fruits (blackcurrant, Morello cherry).
Serve with grilled ribs, a pen-fried tournedos or well-aged cheese.