Château Moulin de La Rose is the story of an estate that was acquired by Guy Delon in 1971, but was already established in the 18th century. A Saint Julien Cru Bourgeois, this estate, nicknamed the "Lilliput of Saint-Julien" because of its small vineyard, takes its name from the presence of an old mill on the estate and, supposedly, from the owner of the neighbouring Grand Cru at the time, Chevalier Larose.
The 5-hectare vineyard is the smallest in the Saint-Julien appellation and is planted on gravel soils typical of the Saint-Julien appellation. The expression of the terroir in the wine is essential for Château Moulin de La Rose. The vines are carefully tended, pruned short and planted at a high density. The grape varieties, representative of the Bordeaux region, are Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Merlot (35%).
In the winery, 5 stainless steel vats are used for the temperature-controlled vinification of each vintage of Moulin de la Rose. To preserve the character of the terroir and the wine, the wine is aged in the traditional way in French oak barrels for 20 months.
Château Moulin de La Rose is distinguished in the vineyard by the homogeneity of its soil and in the cellar by its approach to revealing the terroir. This great Saint-Julien wine delivers wines that are typical of the appellation. Both full-bodied and tannic, the wines of Château Moulin de La Rose retain all the suppleness and finesse of Saint-Julien.