Château Moulin de la Rose 2015 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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Description

The name of Château Moulin de la Rose is probably partially linked for the « Moulin » part to the presence of an old mill which was located on the site of the current estate. The other part « de la Rose » seems to originate from the name of the Knight Larose who was owner in the 18th century of the neighboring Grand Cru Classé, the Chateau Gruaud Larose.

It was in 1971 that Guy Delon became the owner of Château Moulin de la Rose. Today, her fate is in the hands of her children Jean-François and Guylène. He is responsible for the technical part and she takes care of all the administrative part. This great family complementarity allows to obtain an optimal management efficiency. Like almost all the producers of the exceptional A.O.C Saint-Julien, Château Moulin de la Rose has been able to pass on and remain a family property that projects into the future. This requires investments, but also, as very recently, by significantly increasing the area with very well located and aged vines that blend perfectly with the rest of the vineyard.


Picture of Mr. Delon, at Château Moulin de la Rose



A confidential terroir in the heart of the Crus-Classés

Château Moulin de la Rose is a confidential wine, due to one of the smallest areas of A.O.C Saint-Julien with its 5 hectares ideally set in the middle of the Grands Crus Classés of the appellation. The property is distinguished by the homogeneity of its soil composed of the best gravel from Saint-Julien. Its typical grape variety of the appellation consists of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 35% Merlot. This blend makes it possible to produce a powerful, tannic wine while retaining the suppleness and finesse that one expects from the great wines of Saint-Julien.

Throughout the year, Jean-François Delon makes every effort to make the most of his terroir. The vines and the soil are worked with great care in daily monitoring. Like most of the Crus-Classes in the appellation, the density of planting is high (9000 vines/ha). Everything that is undertaken in the vineyard is the result of a global vision aimed at producing a wine of high quality allowing to exploit the excellent potential of its terroir. As is the tradition of the Grands-Crus of Bordeaux, each vintage is harvested entirely by hand.


View of the Château Moulin de la Rose vineyard



Know-how in the cellars

Perfectly adapted to the area of ​​the property, the vat room is made up of 5 thermo-regulated stainless steel vats which allow the harvest to be accommodated and the vinification temperature to be controlled with great precision in order to highlight the fruit. The fermentation time of approximately 3 weeks can vary depending on the evolution of the tannins and the typicality of the vintage.

In order to best respect the wine resulting from precision work throughout the year on an exceptional terroir, Jean-François Delon has, like all Grand-Cru de Bordeaux, chosen a breeding traditional for 20 months in French oak barrels renewed by thirds.


View of the Château Moulin de la Rose cellars




Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Moulin de la Rose
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    4.8 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    30% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2020 and 2035
  • Wine apogee
    2027
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 4.8 hectares by Château Moulin de la Rose. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 20 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 30% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.