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Chateau Mouline Saint Georges History, Overview
Chateau Moulin Saint Georges has a long history in the Saint Emilion appellation. However, the modern era for the estate starts in 1921 when it was purchased by the Vauthier family. The Vauthier family were already well-established in the region, as they were the owners of Chateau Ausone. The Vauthier family also own Chateau Fonbel, which they purchased in 1971.
Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is located not far from Chateau Ausone, on a flat terroir, with different exposures. The vineyard is located just outside the picturesque village of Saint Emilion. It is easy to spot the estate on your right, as you drive up the main road on the way to the village. Ausone is just to your left, on the top of the plateau. In fact, when you are at the vineyards of Chateau Ausone, you can look down and get a clear image of the Chateau Moulin Saint Georges vineyards.
Chateau Moulin Saint Georges Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 7 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. At one point in time, during the early 1990’s, Alain Vauthier planted Petit Verdot, as it was already planted at their other Right Bank estate, Chateau Fonbel. However, those vines were eventually pulled up and replanted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc as the grape variety in their terroir was hard to ripen in most vintages. The soil is of course not equal to Ausone. The terroir of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is clay over limestone soils with a western exposure. The vines are on average, 25 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The vineyard is in 2 main sections. The larger portion is on the flats, not far from Ausone. They have a smaller section of vines close to Chateau Pavie Macquin and Chateau La Clotte, another property owned by the Vauthier family.
The wine of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is produced by the same team that makes Chateau Ausone. To produce the wine of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges, after sorting, vinification of Moulin St. Georges is conducted in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks with a month-long cuvaison. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. The wine of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is aged for up to 18 months in on average, 85% new, French oak barrels. The young, Pauline Vauthier is slowly, but surely taking a more active role at Moulin Saint Georges, while her father, Alain Vauthier continues to take a step back. On average, Chateau Moulin Saint Georges produces close to 3,000 cases of wine per year.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Moulin Saint Georges with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Moulin Saint Georges 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 1 hour or so. 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 Saint Georges 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 Saint Georges is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Château Moulin Saint-Georges Wine Tasting Notes
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2016 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Licorice, espresso, earth and black raspberry with the perfect accent of truffle in the nose, this medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, sweet and fresh with more of that juicy black raspberry in the finish. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend and the wine is aged in 85% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Apr 29, 2017points - Tasted 882 Views
2015 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Juicy kirsch, vanilla bean and black raspberries with earthy tones quickly move to the elegant side of the style range. Sophisticated in texture, with sweet, fresh, silky black raspberries, that move to plums and cherries in the earthy, fresh, finish. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend, now aging in 85% new, French oak for the next 18 months. The harvest took place from October 2 to October 10.
Apr 29, 2016points - Tasted 1894 Views
2014 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Vanilla bean and black raspberries at first, the wine is elegant in texture with sweet, fresh, silky cherries in the finish. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend and the wine will be aging in 85% new, French oak for 18 months. 89-91 Pts
Apr 27, 2015points - Tasted 1775 Views
2013 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Raspberry and floral notes open this fresh, delicate, soft and bright wine that concludes with fennel and red fruits. Blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine was produced from yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and is aging in 85% new French oak. 87-89 Pts
Apr 28, 2014points - Tasted 1798 Views
2012 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
The blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc will be aged in 85% new French oak for 18 months. Espresso bean, licorice, lush cherries, round textures and a sweet plum finish are found in this wine. 89-91 Pts
Apr 26, 2013points - Tasted 1874 Views
2011 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Produced from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine opens with coffee, earth, kirsch and black raspberries, round tannins and an open, medium-bodied, soft finish. 90-91 Pts
Apr 24, 2012points - Tasted 2475 Views
2010 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Moulin St. Georges From an assemblage of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 100% new, lightly toasted oak for close to 18 months. Licorice, jammy blackberry and smoke aromas are easy to locate. Soft, fresh, ripe, elegant juicy berries and vanilla meld with the licorice and jam finish. 1650 cases produced. 90-92 Pts
Apr 22, 2011points - Tasted 5224 Views
2009 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
2009 Moulin St. Georges is filled with floral scents along with notes of blackberry, plum, spice, and licorice. An elegant, medium to full bodied wine, slightly short in the finish. 89-91 Pts
Jun 29, 2010points - Tasted 4518 Views
2006 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
This medium bodied wine is just starting to open with its licorice, black cherry, herb, stone and spice filled personality. It should get even better with another year or two of age.
May 19, 2013points - Tasted 3347 Views
2005 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Licorice, floral, black raspberry, stone and plum aromatics come around after some decanting and intense swirling. Medium/full bodied, this elegant, St. Emilion is filled with soft, ripe, black cherries, plums, earth spice. Give it a few more years to soften and develop additional complexities.
Oct 29, 2011points - Tasted 3501 Views
2000 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Fully mature, finesse styled, elegant, medium bodied wine focused on its core of freshness, sweet, cherries, flowers, herbs, spice and earth. There is no reason not to be pulling a cork on this wine, if you have a bottle or two.
Nov 15, 2016points - Tasted 2473 Views
1995 Château Moulin Saint-Georges ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)
Fully mature and just starting to fade, this medium bodied St. Emilion, produced from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc offers spicy red berries, earth, hints of tobacco, stone and cherries.
Jun 4, 2012points - Tasted 2646 Views