Family run since 1937, the winery has become internationally renowned —a hallmark for the top wines of Bordeaux. Today, it is also the owner and producer of several prestigious crus, including Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Trotanoy, and Château Hosanna in Pomerol; Château Bélair-Monange Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Émilion; and, in Napa Valley, California, Dominus Estate and Ulysses.
Winemaker & owner
Christian Moueix joined the family business in 1970. In the desire to achieve the highest quality, meticulous selection processes are used such as reducing the size of the crop through de-budding, canopy management and green harvests (practiced by Christian Moueix for the first time in 1973). Passionate about viticulture, he added to the firm’s vineyard holdings through the acquisition of remarkable vineyard sites. Today, it is also the owner and producer of several prestigious crus in Pomerol, Saint-Émilion and Napa Valley, California.
“What makes a great wine? A great wine, for me, is a wine that travels well. It’s like an individual.” – Christian Moueix.
The philosophy of the Jean-Pierre Moueix is simple: to produce exceptional wines, one must start with great fruit, possible only by cultivating impeccable vineyards and exercising the utmost respect towards nature.
The wines from Jean-Pierre Moueix, are crafted with care to express the nuances of fruit and terroir from these storied appellations.
Chateau La Mission Lalande de Pomerol
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux, Lalande de Pomerol, France
Aromas of black fruits but also of fine tobacco and cedar. From the start, the mouth is filled with a rich concentration of ripe, fresh fruit that gives the taste a silky smooth mouthfeel. The fruit bursts open in the mouth, as it were, and has a rare freshness and elegance. Finally, a very long finish full of fruit and finesse.
Chateau Corbin Grand Cru
83% Merlot 17% Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux, Commune of Saint-Emilion, France
Notes of truffle, licorice, black plum and rain-soaked earth creating the perfume, this is clearly, the richest, silkiest wine ever made at Corbin. The plush mouth feel has an unmistakable presence of ripe, fresh fruits, purity and length with a touch of clay and minerals in the finish.
Decanter 91 pts James Suckling 93-94 pts Wine Spectator 89-92
72% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Catusseau in Pomerol, France
Attractive red berries and light licorice notes with lick of iodine lead to a palate that has plenty of red fruit and licorice flavors. Smoothly groomed tannins and a fresh cherry-pip finish.
90 pts Wine Spectator 93 pts James Suckling