Grapevine Archive for Pomerol
On a Saturday morning that was still almost ?deep and crisp and even?, ten wonderful warming reds from the right bank of the Garonne were tasted, discussed and enjoyed at The Wine Society?s second Stevenage-based wine workshop of 2012: ?Bordeaux ? Spotlight on the Right Bank?.Having recently been visited by Edouard Moueix from Bordeaux négociant house, J.P. Moueix, the workshop, lead by The Society?s Bordeaux buyer Joanna Locke MW, featured a vertical tasting of three different vintages ? 2003, 2005 and 2007 – from Moueix? Pomerol property, Château Hosanna. From Château La Fleur Petrus (Pomerol), which has been owned by the Moueix famly since 1952, the 2007 and 2005 were compared and contrasted, followed by the same vintages from Château Belair, the Saint Emilion property which was bought by Moueix in 2008 from long established winemaker, Pascal Delbeck. While Moueix wines are known for their restraint and elegance, the more robust style of wine produced at their nearby neighbours in Pomerol, Château Gazin, were also featured. Comparing vintages from 2001, 2003 and 2007, members were able to fully appreciate the vast differences to the wines that bottle age and the many facets that contribute and determine the characteristics of a particular vintage, provide.
Summing up at the end, one guest commented, ?This has been so useful. You would never get to try vertically like this at home unless you opened umpteen bottles at once. When are you going to do the left bank and Burgundy??
When indeed? Check the Tastings & Events section of The Society?s website for the list of all our up and coming workshops and you may find that ?Demystifying Burgundy? with buyer, Toby Morrhall, is on the 21st April!
Tastings & Events team
Last week we were visited by Edouard Moueix from Bordeaux négociant house, J.P. Moueix. As well as owning some of the most illustrious properties on Bordeaux’s right bank – including Châteaux Petrus, Trotanoy and Magdelaine – the family-owned company produces numerous own-label blends and distributes wines from various Bordeaux châteaux. The Society has had the pleasure of working with Edouard and J.P. Moueix for a number of years.
Edouard is one of the most enthusiastic and engaging figures in Bordeaux wine, and so I enlisted the help of our trusty video camera to ask him about the company, the dramatic renovations at their recently acquired Saint-Emilion property, Château Belair Monange, and his interests outside wine.
I hope you enjoy the results, and should you wish to try some of his excellent wines, you can browse a selection at various price points below.
A selection of highlights from J.P. Moueix currently available from The Wine Society:
Christian Moueix, 2005, Bordeaux (£7.95 per bottle)
Moueix Côtes de Castillon, 2008 (£7.95 per bottle)
The Society’s St-Emilion, 2008 (£10.95 per bottle)
Château de la Commanderie, 2008, Lalande-de-Pomerol (£12.50 per bottle)
Château Certan Marzelle, 2005, Pomerol (£46 per bottle)
Château Hosanna, 2004, Pomerol (£60 per bottle)