Le Seuil de Mazeyres 2019 The Wine Gate Shop
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Bordeaux – Pomerol

Le Seuil de Mazeyres 2019

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The estate

Those who have had the chance to meet Alain Moueix know that his wines resemble the man. At Château Mazeyres just as at Fonroque (a Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Émilion), he vinifies wines that tend more towards restraint, length on the palate and elegance rather than power and exuberance. Alain Moueix has made Château Mazeyres a Pomerol estate to be closely watched. Until the end of the 1980s, the vineyard barely covered 8 hectares (less than 20 acres). Only when the estate was bought by the Caisse de Retraite de la Société Générale and Alain Moueix arrived at the helm in 1992, did Mazeyres find new momentum. A quarter of a century later, the work undertaken bore its fruit. Sold in 2010 to SOGECAP, the life insurance branch of the Société Générale, the château is run “like a family estate”, which allows Alain Moueix to pursue his wine-growing convictions in total freedom: in the field of organic-growing, for which trials were introduced in 2010, leading to the completion of organic conversion in 2015. Then in the practice of biodynamic growing which culminated in the first certified vintage being made in 2018. A vine-growing approach which, in the words of the director, “brings more freshness, relief and life to the wine”. In July 2020, the Guillard family, already owners of Château Fonroque, acquired Château Mazeyres and gave the team the means to continue the progress made.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we dare not that they seem difficult”

Sénèque

The vineyard

The Mazeyres terroirs lend themselves well to this profile of wine. The third largest estate in Pomerol covering some 25.57 hectares, Mazeyres stretches over three distinct types of terroir to the west and to the south of the appellation : fine gravel with a little clay, giving fine, linear wines; then sand and clay in the south, which offer wines that are fleshy and round; and at the bottom of the plateau, the clay soils bring more tight-knit and tannic wines.

"It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning"

Claude Bernard

The Vintage

Very favorable conditions for this vintage. After a cold January, temperatures in February and March were very mild. The result was an early budding. Spring was cool and humid, except during the second half of April and June. These spring conditions caused a slowdown in the growth of the vine. From the first day of summer, the change was radical with a hot and dry climate very favorable to the development of the aromatic and phenolic potential of the grapes. Then two heat waves happened in June and July, and a rainy period in early August, which it accompanied with biodynamic preparations and herbal teas. These actions helped to avoid the installation of excessive water stress. Beginning of September remained summer. The choice was to harvest the Merlots early at a particularly fast ripening rate and to maintain balances in harmony with the refinement of the wines. The result is a rich and harmonious wine with a silky texture. Its elegance makes it one of their best vintages.

Information

  • Domain Château Mazeyres
  • Vineyard Rive Droite
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2019
  • Classification 2e vin
  • Variety 81% Merlot
    13% Cabernet Franc
    6% Petit Verdot
  • Culture Biodynamic
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Purple color - A wine of great pleasure that focuses on the fruity character and lots of sweetness. A walk where blueberries, wild blackberries and black cherries meet. A few sweet spices complete the landscape. The tannins are smooth and the wine has a nice freshness.

Temperature

17°

Drinking window

2025-2035

Wine and food pairing

T-Bone, Duck breast, larded monkfish