The Moulis appellation is Located in the Médoc area, half way between St. Julien and Margaux, just west of the D2 “Route de Chateaux”, it is one of the six Médoc communes and is the smallest appellation in the Medoc, marked out for the quality of their wines.
Its name comes from the many water and wind mills that used to be found in the area. Moulis allegedly produces more elegant wine than its neighbor appellation because of its warmer temperatures, better natural drainage and higher concentrations of gravel in the soil.
Three Major Zones are in Moulis appellation as follows:
The eastern part (Grand Poujeaux, Médrac) is made up of gravel from the Gunz period, brought down by the river, and giving a stony, poor, lean but warm soil, well drained and easy to work for the cultivation of the vine,
The western part is made up of Pyrenees gravel on a fossil-rich marine limestone base (Bouqueyran),
The central part, which links together these mounds of gravel, is made up of natural gravelly land sitting on a clay-limestone subsoil, which lends itself admirably to the cultivation of the best grape varieties, and where the Merlot is particularly successful.
A part of important features of Moulis appellation are as follows:
- Soil: Gravels, Clayey-limestone.
- Wine color of Moulis is Velvety red.
- Aromas: Black currant, Red fruits, Violet, Licorice, Complex with rich, varied bouquets.
- Taste: Robust elegant and round with supple tannins that provide a lovely, velvety texture.
- Aging potential: 5 – 30 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C