Location : Entre-deux-mers
After few years in a cooperative winery, Eric Meynaud, son of a winemaker based in the Côtes de Duras appellation, decided to take back a part of his father vineyards. He decided to leave de Landerrouat cooperative winery to create his own wine. The first vintage, in 1998, which has produced 450 hectolitres, was awarded with a bronze medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris in 1999. Every year, the vineyard increases and today the vineyard extends over 95 hectares, producing nearly 45,000 hectolitres in the Bordeaux appellation and Bordeaux Supérieur appellation, and for the Bordeaux white the Château Clos Moulin Pontet produces 900 hectolitres. The property has a real qualitative approach, and is looking to progress in the terroir knowledge but also in the Vinification process to produced a excellent quality of wines. That is one of the reasons that since the first vintage in 1998, the Château has been awarded by the national Concours (Paris and Bordeaux) but also international ones like the Wine International Challenge.
Tasting note: The Château Clos Moulin Pontet offers an intense colour, with deep purple hues. The nose is rich, concentrated and complex with aromas of black fruit, toasted, roasted and blended aromas. On the palate this wine is smooth round with pleasant tannins.
Food & Wine Pairing : Nice to match with duck with orange sauce or cherry clafoutis
Serving condition : Between 16 to 18°C
Preservation : Up to 5 years reflecting the above notes. After this period the wine will show more mature/ evolved characteristics.
Wine Grape Varieties : 52% Merlot ; 28% Cabernet Sauvignon ; 20% Cabernet Franc
Award: Silver Medal, Concours de Macon 2013