Maucaillou Moulis en Médoc 2018
Small Bottle 375ml.
Located on the left bank of Bordeaux, Château Maucaillou expands over a vineyard of 66 hectares. Soil is composed of great Guntz gravel and clay-limestone soils.
With plenty of significant climatic contrasts, 2018 nevertheless marks the birth of an exceptional vintage. At Château Maucaillou, the harvest was spread over 3 weeks in order to pick each grape varietal and plot at the right time. The harvest gave lower yields than usual and smaller fruit.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%).
Tasting Notes: First, the Château Maucaillou 2018 presents the profile of a vintage with a brilliant complexity and very pure fruit. Then, the balanced palate offers a deliciously creamy and tasty texture. Overall, A great success for the property. A great red grand vin from Moulis en Médoc.
Food Pairing recommendations: This small format will allow you to enjoy it on your own around some poultry dishes or chicken meat. Definitely a great friend with a Coulommiers or a very creamy Reblochon from Savoie.
The château was built in 1875 in a very Baroque style that was popular at the time. Five hectares of vines surround it.
The Dourthe brothers, Roger and André, devoted their efforts to expand the vineyard when they arrived at the estate in 1929.
At this point, Roger’s son, Philippe, became manager. He added a further 67 hectares over a forty-year period. It includes vines on the three finest rises in Moulis. In 2007, Philippe Dourthe handed over management to his children Caroline, Pascal, and Magali. A fully-qualified team respectful of the Dourthe winemaking philosophy is now in control. A draconian selection at harvest time, precision winemaking in temperature-controlled vats, and careful ageing in barrel produce wines with a sumptuous colour, as well as rich, concentrated aromas, subtle tannin, and an astonishingly long aftertaste.
Château Maucaillou has won numerous medals and regularly receives good reviews from critics.