Each appellation selected by the Baron Philippe de Rothschild team has a unique terroir. For Mouton Cadet Heritage the limestone soils of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux produce wines of refinement, while the clay soils around Blaye give fuller-bodied wines. The gravelly soils of Côtes de Bourg and the south of Entre-Deux-Mers bring elegance and freshness to the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild's winemakers regularly taste the grapes from each selected parcel in order to determine the optimum harvest date.
The grapes from each parcel are then vinified separately to preserve the diversity and personality of each terroir and each grape variety, and hence to offer the widest range of options for final blending.
The vinification process is adpated to each vatting to optimize the extraction of tannins and the expression of fruit that give Mouton Cadet its definitive style.
A four-week maceration period helps to extract supple tannins and give the wine body.
Duration: Between 20 and 25 months including 9 months of oaking
Merlot: 85% - Red fruits flavours.
Cabernet Franc: 7% - Refinement and elegance.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 8% - Structure and power.
ASPECT: An intense garnet red with a slight crimson hue
NOSE: The nose opens on a mixture of black and red fruit, especially blackberry, bilberry and candied cherry, then with airing goes on to display delicate touches of spice and blackcurrant
PALATE: From a round and rich attack on fresh fruit flavours such as bilberry, blackcurrant and cherry, the mid-palate reveals powerful but beautifully chiselled tannins, leading into an attractively fresh finish on notes of mild spice, especially cinnamon and vanilla
Serving temperature: 18 - 19°c