Face to Château Ausone
AND NEXT TO CHÂTEAU LA CLOTTE
It faces Château Ausone, weaving a physical bond in addition to the family link. Located in the southern part of Saint-Émilion, a stone’s throw from the entrance to the village, this exclusive property came into the family’s possession in 1921, with the Vauthiers now representing the fifth generation. The Fongaban stream has been flowing for millennia and reminds us that Man is only passing through, passing through to enhance this vineyard sitting on a limestone slope with natural drainage thanks to this precious river. A mill, part of the Saint-Georges fiefdom, was located where the estate’s cellar now stands.
Best kept secrets
The Château Moulin-Saint-Georges vineyard covers 8 hectares in which Merlot reigns supreme, alongside a few plots of Cabernet Franc. On this signature clay-limestone terroir, planting density ranges from 5500 to 12,600 vines per hectare. The wine that emerges from this exceptional terroir is the result of intense work on the soil and the vines. After manual harvesting and sorting by plot, the musts are fermented traditionally in stainless-steel tanks and then aged in 100% new barrels.
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The final blend is made up of around 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, in which power meets freshness, the charm of the Merlot blends with the depth of the Cabernet Franc. Moulin-Saint-Georges is one of Saint-Émilion’s best kept secrets.