Chateau Mouton Rothschild
First Growth — Premier Cru Classe
16 - 18,000 cases
Chateau Mouton Rothschild is situated to the north-west of Bordeaux, on the edge of the Medoc. The Medoc dates back to Roman times, and now covers around 16,500 hectares, and within this region sits 90 hectares of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Mouton is one of three out of five first growths that are situated within Pauillac (Lafite, Latour & Mouton).
The vines are planted on a very thin strip of land 80km long and less than 10km wide, close to the river. The gravelly soil of the Medoc, made up of stones and pebbles which retain the heat of the sun, coupled with some clay and sand which sits on a clay-limestone base does not provide any foundation for growing anything apart from vines, which in turn has led to the finest wines in the world being produced over time.
In 1853, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, embarks on a journey to serve his own wines to his guests, and with this in mind he purchased Chateau Brane-Mouton through an auction. The estate is situated in Pauillac in the heart of the Medoc, France. Subsequent to the purchase, the estate was then named Chateau Mouton Rothschild.