Château Mauvesin Barton: Vineyards

Château Mauvesin Barton is located a short distance north of Castelnau-de-Médoc, not far from the D1215 which runs north here, past Château Fonréaud and through the Listrac-Médoc appellation. To the south is the bypass that runs around Castelnau-de-Médoc, while to the east there is woodland. Near neighbours include Château Lalaudey, to the west, and to the north Château Duplessis and the recently revived Château Moulis. The town of Moulis-en-Médoc is situated a few kilometres to the north-east, the appellation that shares its name spread around it. It is one of the smallest appellations in Bordeaux, with only about 600 hectares of vines established. Château Mauvesin Barton, sitting very much on the periphery of this appellation, has a significant slice of this vineyard.

Château Mauvesin Barton

Château Mauvesin Barton has 67 hectares planted to vines, on a very extensive estate that covers more than 220 hectares. Some of these vines are very young, with 3.5 hectares having been planted as recently as 2020, and another 3.5 hectares in 2022. The average age of the vines is about 35 years, although I would think this figure is on the way down with so many new plantings established.

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