2010 Chateau Maucaillou Moulis
2010 Chateau Maucaillou Moulis Château Maucaillou shows an aromatic power particularly subtle and fruity; with very ripe and concentrated flavors. You can taste a full-bodied and generous 2010 wine, with finesse and elegance, with an impressive length and a very good aging capacity.
In 1875, the year of his marriage, J. Petit-Laroche offered his wife the construction of a fine residence opposite his Médoc cellars as a wedding gift. The result was the Chtaeau as we know it today. The Chateau MAUCAILLOU building is listed in the “BORDEAUX CHÂTEAUX” inventory collection. At the same time, J. Petit-Laroche created a new wine estate in the localities known as “MAUCAILLOU” and “CAUBET”, with an area of one and a half hectares, named Chateau MAUCAILLOU. “MAUCAILLOU” means “mauvais cailloux”, the French for bad stone, as the term was understood by the farmers of the middle ages, given that this type of gravel plot was not suitable for growing cereal, the main source of livelihood at the time. It was later discovered that such gravel outcrops constituted an ideal terroir for highly expressive vineyards.
In 1929, Roger and André DOURTHE purchased CAVES ET ENTREPOTS DE MOULIS (Moulis Cellars and Warehouses), located next to the railway station at Moulis-en-Médoc, to ensure easier shipment of wines throughout France and Europe. They concomitantly became the owners of Chateau MAUCAILLOU (2.5 hectares, with half of the vineyard in red varieties and the other half in white varieties). In 2006, Pascal DOURTHE became the manager of Chateau MAUCAILLOU, supported by his two sisters, Caroline and Magali.