Chateau Mauvezin St. Emilion, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles
This small, obscure 3.5 hectare Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Mauvezin in St. Emilion is planted to 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. On average, the vines at Chateau Mauvezin are old. In fact, they are close to 50 years of age. The average vine density in the vineyard of Chateau Mauvezin is between 5,400 and 6,600 vines per hectare. The younger plantings are at the high levels of density. The production of Chateau Mauvezin is close to 1,200 cases per vintage.
Chateau Mauvezin is the property of the Cassat family who purchased the vineyard in 1968. Even though the chateau dates back to the early 1700’s, giving them a lot of history in the Bordeaux region, the estate has the distinction of being one of the more obscure Right Bank wines, especially considering that at one point, the property was previously a St. Emilion, Grand Cru Classe’ Classified wine. The Cassat family also own Domaine de Peyrelongue and Chateau Haut Badon. In total, they have 13 hectares of vines in total in St. Emilion. In 2014, the Cassat family, through their holding company, Vignobles Cassat, sold all three of their estates to the owner of Chateau La Gaffeliere, Alexandre de Malet-Roquefort.
I would not be surprised to see the vines from the estate’s best terroir eventually merged into those of Chateau La Gaffeliere.