Château Mauvesin Barton Moulis-en-Médoc 2016, Bordeaux, France

Having built the Château in 1853, the Marquis Lodoïs Le Blanc de Mauvesin died in 1884 leaving no direct heirs. He decided to leave his patrimony to his first cousin, Hyppolite de Baritault du Carpia, his closest relative. The Baritaults, an eminent family originally from the Vendée area, kept Château Mauvesin for 4 generations up to its sale in 2011 to Lilian and Michel Barton Sartorius. At Mauvesin Barton, every vintage is the result of a blend between men, soil and expertise. At the pace of nature and in the respect of the terroir of Moulis, Château Mauvesin Barton produces an elegant and structured wine. Its aim is to be among the best wines of the appellation. The vines of Château Mauvesin Barton are situated in the appellation ‘Moulis en Médoc’, halfway between Margaux and Saint Julien. It is the smallest appellation in the Médoc with 610 hectares. It does however combine exceptional soils with pure graves hills, clay and a checky subsoil.