Family run since 1937, Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix is 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 Dominus Estate and Ulysses.
The renowned and globally famous Christian Moueix joined the family business in 1970. Initially directing the company’s viticultural activities, he later assumed commercial responsibilities before becoming President in 1991. Passionate about viticulture, he added to the firm’s vineyard holdings through the acquisition of remarkable vineyard sites in Pomerol including Château Providence and Dominus Estate, a 124-acre vineyard in Napa Valley acquired in 1982. He has been named Winemaker of the Year by both Wine Spectator and Decanter.
2012 Château Providence, Pomerol
Moueix’s first release was in 2005 following the purchase of the property which, due to its location next to Chateau Lafleur and Hosanna, he saw as having great potential. Testament to the quality of the fruit, the vineyard was rolled into Lafleur Petrus. The wine, due to the gravelly clay, has a supple, plum fruit character.
94 points Wine Spectator
2010 Chateau La Serre
La Serre is one of the absolute little gems of Saint-Emilion, a property right at the top of the village, surrounded by many illustrious estates, and year after year producing fabulous under-the-radar wines. Floral nose with an expression of ripe dark fruit.
94 points Wine Spectator
2016 L’Hospitalet de Gazin
Château Gazin is located on the north-eastern part of the Pomerol plateau, between Châteaux Petrus and Lafleur-Gazin. L’hospitalet de Gazin, the second wine of Château Gazin, has been produced since 1986 from the fruit of younger vines. An elegant, supple, charming wine, it can be enjoyed after just a few years in bottle.
Domaines Ott is the most coveted rosé in the world. In 1896, after a tour of France’s many vineyards, Marcel Ott, a young graduate in agronomy engineering from Alsace, finally found an estate that inspired him. To set the scene, we are in Provence. The Mediterranean is lapping at the shore a mere stone’s throw away...
In these parts, growing vines is the legacy of ancient times. Today, 120 years later, cousins Christian and Jean-François Ott dedicate their life to their ancestor’s love for the site, exemplified by their single estates: Château de Selle; Château Romassan, and; Clos Mireille.
This wonderful “Taste of Domaines Ott” contains 2 bottles of each legendary Estate plus a Magnum of Château De Selle:
2018 Château de Selle
Château de Selle was the first estate acquired by Marcel Ott in 1912. It is in Taradeau, with distinctive terroir producing highly distinguished and elegant wines.
Vines are grown on terraced vineyards and the wines draw their flavors from the arid climate and minerals in the soil, demonstrating exceptional character. Wines are made from an accomplished blend of several grape varieties with which half of the estate’s 140 hectares are planted: Cabernet Sauvignon lends complexity, elegance and magnificent strength, Grenache provides a full-bodied texture, Cinsault adds a delicate and rounded touch, while Syrah gives its rich color to the blends.
2018 Chateau Romassan
Acquired by the Ott family in 1956, it took thirty years of hard work and experience for the old Château Romassan to produce great wines typical of the Bandol AOC appellation. The estate is located in the heart of the celebrated Bandol winemaking region.
Indigenous to the area, Mourvèdre is the estate’s primary grape variety—particularly suited to the arid climate and austere soil. Its calm temperament is revealed in the strength of its harmonies, its robust structure and its staying power both on the palate and in the cellar. This singular land with its sun-drenched and particularly dry microclimate produces sophisticated and very powerful wines.
2018 Clos Mireille
In the 1930s, Marcel Ott fell in love with Clos Mireille, a very old property, right on the coast by the intense blue of the Mediterranean.
Planted on foothills on the shores of the Mediterranean, the vineyard’s location is unusual. The character of the wines is made even more exceptional in that the clay soil on this ancient rocky outcrop contains no limestone. Its broad sea-facing orientation gives Clos Mireille wines their inimitable character.
Château de La Tour, owned by Francois Labet who has directed both Château de la Tour and the family estate since 1984, is one of the most fabled wine producers in Burgundy, renowned for its exceptional Grand Crus from the famed Clos de Vougeout.
In response to a request to create a Bourgogne Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that would be accessible for everyday enjoyment, the Labet label was created by Francois in honor of his father, Pierre. All of the Labet wines are made at the family’s estate; sourced from contracted old vine vineyards with complete oversight, receive the same attention as the Grand Crus and made with the same care and techniques as their Chateau de la Tour wines.
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Sourced from Veilles Vignes, these are wines of purity, complexity, and freshness that punch way above their weight! Ordinarily selling for $60, the 2016 Francois Labet Pinot Noir and Chardonnay may be DouxVin’s best current value opportunity.
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I first discovered Mastroberardino and this remarkable wine at VinItaly a number of years ago and it has become a DouxVin favorite ever since. When I’m looking for a opulent, powerful red to accompany a rich meat dish (think Osso Buco), few wines represent a more pleasant accompaniment than Taurasi, especially a Riserva from such a renowned producer in a stellar vintage. And it’s drinking beautifully right now. Fewer than 50 bottles of this remarkable wine remain available.
Mastroberardino is one of the leading wineries and wine families in all of Italy in terms of production, market impact, and innovation. This is one single family with a winemaking history which dates back to the early 18th century, and which is largely responsible for the viticultural success of Campania's remote Irpinia area.
The Mastroberardino family have earned themselves a place in Italy’s viticultural history as a guardian and protector of indigenous grapes of Southern Italy’s Campania region. The family has not just worked to maintain these varieties, but Mastroberardino has successfully turned would-be extinct grapes into world class varieties.
2014 Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Reserva
Deep ruby-red in color, complex and intense aromas of black fruits and tobacco complement undertones of cherries and plum skins. On the palate, the Radici Taurasi Riserva is enveloping, elegant, and persistent, with a long finish of blueberries and mulberries.
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94pts Wines & Spirits:
“This vintage of Mastroberardino’s flagship wine is delicious, saturating the palate with fruit and spice flavors. The aglianico grapes come from the family’s Montemarano and Mirabella Eclano estates, where the vines grow in sandy or clay soils at elevations of 1,150 to 2,100 feet. The wine’s roasted-beet richness lends earthy ballast to the flavors of ripe plum and woodland berries, cinched together by tannins that feel firm and polished. Those flavors surround a core of blackberry minerality that centers the wine, lending structure along with smoky savor. The finish is long and balanced, indicating many years of life ahead.”