Château MOULIN de la BRIDANE - Saint-Julien

lunes, 8 de junio de 2009

Château MOULIN de la BRIDANE


Château Moulin de la Bridane has belonged to the Blancan and Saintout families for almost three centuries. Part of the estate lies around the western edge of the village of Saint Julien. The rest is at the top of the hillside looking down onto the Grand Crus Classés and across to the Gironde Estuary.


Mr Bruno Saintout.


The quality of the wines of Saint-Julien is highly consistent. The Grands Crus Classés represent 80% of the surface area, the rest being made up of Crus Bourgeois and Crus Artisans. The wines of the Saint Julien appellation are remarkable for their colour, body and bouquet of exquisite finesse. These are wines that can be laid down to age over long periods of time.

Vineyard surface area

15 hectares.

Type of soil


Grape varieties

13% Cabernet Franc
47% Cabernet Sauvignon
36% Merlot
4% Petit Verdot

Average age of the vineyard

30 years.

Planting density

6,500 vines/hectare.


Manual leaf-stripping when the grapes change colour. Green harvesting on excessively productive plots of vines.

Winemaking and maturing

The grapes are picked when they are ripe and are sorted by hand. Some of the juice is often run off. Fermentation in vats with full temperature control. Matured for 9 to 16 months in barrels, 1/3 of which are new. Fined using egg whites. No filtration.

Oenologist's remarks

Château Moulin de la Bridane is very long lasting in the mouth and is characterised by its original bouquet drawn essentially from its deep gravel subsoil.

The sommelier's tip

Château Moulin de la Bridane will bring out the best in braised veal, roast pheasant or fillet of lamb with truffles.

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