Château Mouton Rothschild
Acquired in Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild 1853 the estate is situated in the heart of the Medoc peninsula. The name Mouton comes from the old French word ‘motte’ meaning little hill. In 1922 Baron Phillippe de Rothschild took control of the estate to revolutionise the way the Château operated including to bottle the wine on site rather than sent away to ensure quality control.
Each vintage carried its own unique label making it standout visually from its rivals. The first of these unique labels was designed by French graphic designer, Jean Carlu which was eventually followed by a label designed by Picasso in 1973.
After inheriting the estate from her father, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild strived to improve the quality of Château Mouton by creating a second wine. This was a wine designed to drink early in its life and so was aptly named Petit Mouton.
Today, Château Mouton is managed by BaronessPhilippine’s three children, Phillippe Sereys de Rothschild, Julien de Rothschild and Camille de Rothschild; and space 90 hectares benefiting from soil ideal for the production of good fruit. The gravel over clay soil enable wines of rich tannins, elegance and power.
The climate and soils are perfect for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with the average age of the vines at 44 years old. To this day all harvests and sorting is done by hand.