Jean-Pierre Moueix 2019 En Primeur
Stunning Pomerol & Saint-Emilion
The family firm of Jean-Pierre Moueix owns some of the finest châteaux on Pomerol’s great plateau, as well as Ch Bélair-Monange and Clos La Madeleine in Saint-Émilion. They also manage the vineyards of several Right Bank châteaux, helping them to produce wines of outstanding harmony, beauty and elegance. Christian Moueix has been the guiding light of the family’s progress since his first vintage in 1971. He now works side by side with his son Edouard, aided by a brilliant team in vineyard and cellar. We have been buying wines from the Moueix family uninterruptedly since HH&C’s foundation more than 40 years ago. Because of this long-standing relationship, we are fortunate to have direct, precious allocations of what have become some of Bordeaux’s greatest wines.
The Moueix family epitomizes Bordeaux’s most classic wine-making, and are passionate in their commitment to making wines for delicious drinking (not wines for point-scoring). Their constant aim is to work with grapes which are fully ripe, yet retain freshness. The resulting wines never fatigue you – once mature, all elements are subtly integrated, with creamy texture and great length of flavour.
2019 is undoubtedly superb on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Following a mild winter, spring alternated between sun and rain, but it was the rain in early June that first influenced the vintage, leading to an uneven flowering, and dramatically impacting potential volumes of Merlot grapes (an important ingredient in these Right Bank wines). The summer was exceptionally sunny and warm, just missing the historic record for hours of sunshine set in 2018. Happily, gentle, favourable rain fell on 26th July, allowing grapes to continue to develop and ripen evenly and fully – this moment marked a qualitative turn for the vintage. By the start of harvest, in September, grapes were exceptionally concentrated, but yields low.
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