Château Violette

Haute Valeur environnementale

Moulis AOC – Bordeaux – France

The origin of Château Violette dates back to the very early 20th century. Mr. Bégu, a retired gendarme, acquired a few hectares of hybrid vines at an auction sale. His son, Pierre Fernand, took over in the 1950s and replanted the entire vineyard during the following decade.

In 2002, his two daughters, Joëlle and Monique, took over from their father. The name Violette comes from Joëlle’s childhood memories, when she used to pick violets between the rows of vines in springtime.

The vineyard is managed in traditional manner, following the principles of responsible farming, with superficial ploughing and without anti-botrytis treatment.

Certified HVE3 as of the 2019 vintage.

Awards
2018 VINTAGE : Gold Féminalise 2021 + 1* Guide Hachette 2022
2016 VINTAGE : 90 Wine Enthusiast + Gold Bordeaux 2019
2015 VINTAGE : Silver Bordeaux 2018
2014 VINTAGE : Silver Paris 2016

Terroir

Gravel and clay-limestone

Surface

4,1 hectares
Grape varieties
51 % Merlot
49 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Servicing
Serving temperature : 17 / 18 °C
Decant 1 to 2 hours before serving
The wine is not treated, deposit is natural
Pairing
Meats : Roasted beef, duck, games
Cheeses : Comté, brebis, sheddar
Technical
Yield : Between 40 and 50 hl/ha
Sorting grapes on the vine
Average age of the vines : 40 years
Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated vats
Bottling under vacuum at the property