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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.


Soil type

Clay-limestone soils in Civrac, clay and gravel in Ordonnac

Appellation

Médoc

Age of the vines

20 - 25 years

Surface area of the vineyard

13 hectares

Grape varieties

47% Cabernet Sauvignon
46% Merlot
7% Cabernet Franc

Planting density

5000 to 6500 vines/hectares

Growing methods

Operations: leaf stripping, thinning, removal of excess shoots
Destemming of the Cabernets;
Weeding using chemicals beneath the row.

Harvesting

Mechanical harvesting

Vinification

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.

Tasting notes

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.