The original château was built in 1875, surrounded by 1.5 hectares of vines. The architectural style is very Baroque, which was popular in the 19th century.
When they arrived at the estate in 1929, the Dourthe brothers, Roger and André, devoted their efforts to expanding the vineyards, attaining 20 hectares in 1967. Thanks to impetus from Philippe Dourthe, Roger's son, the estate expanded with a further 67 hectares of vines over a forty-year period. In 2007, Philippe Dourthe handed over management to his children: Caroline, Pascal, and Magali. A fully-qualified team respectful of the Dourthe winemaking philosophy is now in charge of the estate. Our wines are the result of a meticulous selection of Stapes in the vineyard, as Well as precision winemaking and ageing. They are appreciated throughout the world by professionals and wine enthusiasts alike.
As forerunners of wine tourism, we welcome visitors all year round to discover the Museum of the Arts and Crafts of the Vine and Wine as Wine as our state-of-the-art winemaking facilities.
- Area Under Vine: 87 hectares
- Production: 300 to 360,000 bottles
- Soil: 75% Garonne gravel (Günz) and 25% clay-limestone
- Grape Varieties: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
- Ageing: 14 to 16 months - New barrels: 40 - 50%
- Second Wine: N°2 de Maucaillou
- 33480 Moulis-en-Médoc
- Tel.: +33 (0)5 56 58 01 23
- President of the Executive Board: Pascal Dourthe
- Director of Communication: Cyril Forget
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