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Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2020

Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2020
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    The structure and precision of Chateau Mouton Rothschild Second Wine

    The estate

    It was in 1853 that Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Chateau Brane-Mouton at auction. Located in the heart of the Medoc, in the appellation of Pauillac, the estate was renamed Chateau Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the reins of the property. A visionary, he decided to initiate bottling directly at the estate and also designed a label for the wine. In 1973 Chateau Mouton Rothschild became a First Classified Growth. An icon of the Pauillac appellation, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has produced magnificent Bordeaux wines, known by wine lovers around the world.

    The vineyard

    Located north-west of Bordeaux, in the Medoc, the Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard covers 90 hectares. The vines are planted in stony, gravelly soils that capture the heat and restore it during the night, thus helping the grapes ripen. These poor, well-drained soils are lain over clay-gravelly subsoils, lending the wines of Chateau Mouton Rothschild a certain power, elegance and a tannic structure.

    The vintage

    A very mild winter and early spring favored an early budding of the vines. The snowfall at the end of March did not impact the vineyards. Marked by temperatures above seasonal norms, the spring was also punctuated by abundant precipitation, especially at the beginning of May. From mid-May, hot and dry conditions significantly accelerated the vegetative cycle, with flowering taking place 12 days ahead of its usual date. While the month of June was characterized by great weather contrasts, the month of July was marked by heat waves and severe drought. The few rainy days in August activated veraison and resulted in a uniform development of the berries. Historically early, the 2020 harvest yielded fully ripe grapes in perfect sanitary condition. Despite lower yields than in recent vintages, the quality was exceptional, producing fresh, balanced and dense wines with powerful tannins and a beautiful finesse.

    The blend

    The Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2020 was made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (24%) and Cabernet Franc (4%).

    The tasting

    Color

    The color is deep red with carmine reflections.

    Nose

    The complex nose combines fragrances of morello cherry and peony with notes of nutmeg.

    Palate

    With a good amplitude, the attack is quite generous. Over the course of the tasting, the palate seduces with its harmonious balance, its precise and structured tannins, and with its intense aromas of ripe black fruits. The delicious finish reveals a rare persistence of subtle chocolate nuances.

    BordeauxPauillac
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pauillac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild

    Classification
    2nd wine of Ch. Mouton Rothschild

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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