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Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie is a new estate as Bordeaux goes as it was founded in 1988 by the Hubua family. Benedicte Hubba and Gregoire Hubba did not come to Bordeaux with a background in wine. They were chemists and computer scientists. But they loved wine and wanted to produce the best wine possible. After asking for help from their more experienced neighbors, the next decision they made was to bring in Michel Rolland as their consultant.
Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The estate is 7.63 hectares with 6.75 hectares under vine. The vineyard of Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie has a terroir of clay and limestone soil, similar to what you might find at some of the better Right Bank estates. The vineyard is planted to 95% Merlot and 5% Malbec. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 6,000 to 7,000 vines per hectare. The vines are old. On average they are close to 65 years of age. The vineyard of Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie is farmed using only 100% organic farming techniques.
To produce the wine of Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie, vinification takes place in small concrete vats on a parcel by parcel basis. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is then aged in an average of 33% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months before bottling. On average, close to 3,000 cases of wine are produced at Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie each vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
In total, the Hubba family owns 15 hectares of vines in the Canon Fronsac appellation. From those vines, the estate also produces two additional wines; Chateau Haut Lariveau, which comes from a 4.5 hectares vineyard they purchased in 1990. Chateau Haut Lariveau is made from 100% Merlot grapes and Chateau Combes Canon which is produced from a 3.5 hectare parcel of vines.
Château Moulin Pey-Labrie Wine Tasting Notes
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2015 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
With a sensation of minerality, soft, polished, dark red fruits, spice and freshness in the finish, this is a well priced wine for savvy, value Bordeaux wine buyers to seek out.
Apr 29, 2016points - Tasted 972 Views
2014 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
Sweet black raspberries, soft, polished textures, forward, open and with a bright, spicy, red berry, coffee bean finish. 87-89 Pts
May 1, 2015points - Tasted 1651 Views
2013 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
Earth and herbs on the nose, with citrus and cherries, drink this on the young side. 83-85 Pts
May 1, 2014points - Tasted 1279 Views
2012 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
Ripe and overripe, jammy fruits, licorice and earth notes are there, but the wine feels forced and over extracted, leaving a dry sensation in the finish. With luck, aging will bring this wine around. 84-86 Pts
Apr 26, 2013points - Tasted 1454 Views
2010 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
Meidum bodied round, forward and already tasty, this is a nice value wine to drink on the young side with its licorice, coffee bean, plum, black cherry and chocolate personality.
Jun 2, 2013points - Tasted 2305 Views
2009 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
Earth, blackberry jam, licorice and stone aromas, fat, plush textures and a long, sweet, jammy, licorice infused black cherry finish helped to produce a delicious wine that will deliver pleasure the moment it hits the stores.
Mar 12, 2012points - Tasted 2678 Views
2005 Château Moulin Pey-Labrie ( Canon-Fronsac)
Medium bodied, full mature charmer, with an earthy, cherry and tobacco filled personality, soft, round textures and a plummy finish that is at peak today.
Mar 10, 2017points - Tasted 1564 Views