Chateau Moulin de Gauriac, Cotes de Bourg rouge, 2020
The story of my estate goes back to the 18th century. It was then owned by the family Denis de Lansac, who were rich merchants of the region. During the 19th and 20th centuries, it was bought by farmers of the family, to be passed on through generations until I bought it myself in 2009. I have been a winegrower since 1969, first in Charente-Maritime area, then I turned to technical business jobs in winegrowing. In 2009, I felt the need to go back to my winegrowing roots in Côtes de Bourg appellation.
Soil of clay-limestone in Lansac and Mombrier, soil of silt, clay and sand in Comps and Gauriac – North/South and East/West sun exposure in Lansac, North-West and South-East sun exposure in Comps and Gauriac – 39-year-old vines
Mechanical harvest at the end of september. Yeasting, pumping-over twice a day, depending on the wine structure. Temperature regulation unti 24 Celsius degrees for a smooth maceration. Ageing in stainless steel vats during 6 months after malolactic fermentation, toasted oak domino input, 4 rackings and earth filtration.
80 % Merlot, 10-15 % Cabernet Franc, 5-10 % Malbec
An intense crimson colour. The nose evokes a powerful terroir in which the grapes grow to full maturity. The attack in the mouth is frank with pronounced tannins. The palate then opens with aromas of juicy, freshly picked strawberries. The finish brings notes of toast and butter.