Château du Moulin Rouge

This estate has been passed down through 13 generations of the same family and it would be an understatement to say that they were passionate about it. It has a great position just south of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, they use plenty of new oak and everything is worked by hand. A favourite of Robert Parker, who in his book ‘Bordeaux’ describes it as: '... somewhat reminiscent of such wines as Hortevie and Terrey-Gros-Caillou. Of course, du Moulin Rouge is significantly less expensive since it is entitled only to the Haut-Médoc appellation'. Elevated to Crus Bourgeois Supérieur in 2020. Read more...

The People

Dating back to the 18th century, Château du Moulin Rouge is the story of family passion in winemaking. No less than 13 generations have been growing vines with meticulous care and each of them expanded the estate. Benefitting from their parent’s expertise, sister and brother Lucie Secret and Geoffrey Ribeiro, are taking over the management of the estate. Lucie takes care of the vineyards and administrative tasks while Geoffrey deals with winemaking and trade sales.
Click below to hear more about Château Moulin Rouge, direct from Geoffrey Ribeiro of the winery:

The Vineyards

The 27 hectares of vines are located in the Haut-Médoc on beautiful gravelly rises with plenty of sunshine and a microclimate influenced by the proximity of the Gironde estuary. The estate is managed the same way as its great growth neighbours which include Ch. Beychevelle.  The vines are meticulously tended, and the grapes are exclusively hand-picked. In 2015, the estate adopted the Bordeaux EMS (Environmental Management System) achieving level 3 HEV (High Environmental Value) certification. Planted with 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, the vines are 40 years old on average.

The Wines

Château du Moulin Rouge – Aged for 12 months in oak barrel the grand vin is complex and powerful. It can age for a decade.
L’Ecuyer du Moulin Rouge – The second wine is easy drinking and can be enjoyed in its youth.
Château Beau Secret – This small vineyard belongs to Lucie. Her aim is to create a delicate and generous red.