Château du Moulin Rouge 2020 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Supérieur

Tasting notes
Black fruit aromas and flavors, gentle tannins, and well-integrated oak, resulting in a smooth, medium to full-bodied wine. The finish is long and elegant. Ideal with Umami rich foods such as roast meets, mushroom dishes and hard cheeses.

Why we recommend this wine
Moulin Rouge has received high praise from wine critics, consistently earning scores in the 90s. Renowned critics like Robert Parker and James Suckling have commended its exceptional balance, structure, and the way it captures the essence of Bordeaux terroir. We also think that it tastes pretty good.

The wine
Made from classic Bordeaux varietals, predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with ten percent Cabernet Franc. Like many of the wines from that area the precise cépage varies by vintage but at least 40% Cabernet. The grapes are sourced from vineyards on gravelly hills in the Bordeaux region not far from Margaux and next to Saint-Julien. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including a carefully controlled fermentation, followed by aging in French oak barrels (one third new) for 12months. This maturation imparts complexity and subtle oak notes to the wine, contributing to its exceptional character. Moulin Rouge is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

The wine estate
The Moulin Rouge is a family-owned business with a rich history dating back several generations. They have over 27 hectares of beautiful, largely sunny gravelly ridges which benefit from the natural micro-climate created by the immediate proximity of the Gironde estuary. The estate has made a commitment to sustainable viticulture practices and has earned the HVE 3 (High Environmental Value) certification.

Food and wine
Moulin Rouge is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It complements grilled lamb chops or a hearty beef stew and is excellent with hard cheeses. For vegetarians, try it with a wild mushroom risotto or a roasted vegetable lasagna. Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here.

Did you know?
Bordeaux is known for its strict regulations on which grape varieties can be used in the region's wines. They accept Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère. Today Carménère is rarely used. Most Carménère vines are planted in Chile's Colchagua Valley.