Cru Bourgeois A.O.C. Moulis en Médoc
- Plum and berry fruit.
- Quite rich and supple, tannins less marked than many.
- Good, smooth, potentially seductive wine.
- Best if decanted 1 to 2 hours in advance.
- Classified “Cru Bourgeois” since 1932.
- Owned by the Lestage family since the XVII century. It is managed by “Cave Grand-Listrac” , the oldest French cooperative. (Created in 1935 by a handful of small winemaker from Listrac-Medoc)
- The surface of the domain is 7.5 hectares, located between the hilltops of Brillette and Grand Poujeaus.
- Rich and varied soil composed of gravel and limestone of Pyrenean clay.
Average age of the vines: 25 years
- 56% Merlot
- 44% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Harvested by hand.
- Long maceration in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats.
- Aged in oak barrel for 12 months.
- Bottled at the estate. The wine is unfiltered.
- Eric Boissenot, “oenologist for the Grand Cru” (Ch.Latour, Lafite, Margaux, Leoville las Cases…) who sign on the blending of Guitignan.
Eric Boissenot, with his father Jacques at their laboratory in Lamarque, consults for dozens of major chateaux in Bordeaux, including four first growths.