Chateau Moulin RicheAll products from this vendor
The history of the Chateau Moulin Riche dates back to 1920, when the property was purchased by the Cuvelier family. By 1920, the Cuvelier family was already well established with several Bordeaux castles owned by them. While Chateau Moulin Riche is bottled and sold as its own, unique brand, this was not the case until recently. The wine was indeed considered the second wine of the unofficial Chateau Leoville Poyferre. This changed with the already legendary 2009. That year it was decided that the Moulin Riche would be produced from its own special vineyard plots.
Cabernet FrancAll products from this varietal
A single-varietal Cabernet Franc wine has medium body and exhibit graphite, green bell pepper and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather flavors.
Saint Julien is the smallest appellation in Médoc and is situated between Pauillac and Margaux combining both of these excellent but different appellations. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec grapes are mainly used. Northern wines are heavier and contain more tannins whilst wines form the southern part are softer and silkier. There are 11 wine houses from the 1855 classification which produce wine that is considered to be of outstanding quality.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.