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.
|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|
|51 % Merlot|
|49 % Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Serving temperature : 17 / 18 °C|
|Decant 1 to 2 hours before serving|
|The wine is not treated, deposit is natural|
|Meats : Roasted beef, duck, games|
|Cheeses : Comté, brebis, sheddar|
|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|
|Information document||Chateau-Violette-GB-2.pdf (15 downloads)|