Our terroir - Château Brillette

OUR TERROIR

Château Brillette AOC Moulis en Médoc

Château Brillette
AOC Moulis en Médoc

Situated at the heart of the Médoc, Moulis-en-Médoc is a long, narrow strip of land that runs along the left bank of the Gironde Estuary, between Saint-Julien and Margaux. It is the smallest and oldest of the Médoc appellations, and its wines are appreciated for their complex aromatic palette with trademark notes of ripe red berries, vanilla and licorice.
One of Moulis-en-Médoc’s premier estates, Chateau Brillette was listed among the appellation’s finest vineyards by the legendary Féret guide of Bordeaux wines as early as 1874.

A SOIL RICH IN GRAVEL

Chateau Brillette’s forty-five hectares of vines are planted on gravelly slopes on one of the highest points of Moulis-en-Médoc. Pebbles, gravel and sand compose the estate’s topsoil, beneath which a layer of clay naturally regulates the amount of water supplied to the vine. Indeed, many of Bordeaux’s most celebrated wines are grown on the same soils as those found at Chateau Brillette.
The estate’s vineyard is a single, uninterrupted piece of land on which traditional grape varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon (49%), Merlot (47%) and Petit Verdot (4%)—thrive.

A SINGULAR
VINEYARD

Our vines are twenty-eight years old on average. We tend to them using traditional methods including Guyot pruning and ploughing that we update with more forward-looking techniques when appropriate to optimize the care they receive.
Chateau Brillette is surrounded by twelve hectares of prairie and fifty hectares of forest, including a Natura 2000 site. To respect and preserve our precious natural surroundings, we have developed an environmentally sustainable approach that is pursued at all levels.