En Primeur Château Mouton Rothschild will be available for delivery or storage once it lands in the UK, usually two years following the en primeur offer.
Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton, it was renamed by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 to Château Mouton Rothschild. In the 1920s it began the practice of bottling the harvest at the estate itself, rather than shipping the wine to merchants for bottling elsewhere. The branch of the Rothschild family owning Mouton Rothschild are members of the Primum Familiae Vini.
The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 was based entirely on recent market prices for a vineyard’s wines, with one exception: Château Mouton Rothschild. Despite the market prices for their vineyard’s wines equalling that of Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild was excluded from First Great Growth status, an act that Baron Philippe de Rothschild referred to as ‘the monstrous injustice’. In 1973, Mouton was elevated to first growth status after decades of intense lobbying by its powerful and influential owner, the only change in the original 1855 classification with the exception of the 1856 addition of Château Cantemerle.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild came up with the idea of having each year’s label designed by a famous artist of the day. This became a permanent and significant aspect of the Mouton image with labels created by some of the world’s great painters and sculptors.
Château Mouton Rothschild has its vineyards on the slopes leading down to the Gironde Estuary.Today, Château Mouton Rothschild has 90 hectares of grape vines made up of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is fermented in oak vats and then matured in new oak casks.
En Primeur pricing is per case as specified and excludes UK duty and VAT, which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond for delivery. Bonded storage is available. Onward delivery or transfer is not included and can be quoted for on request. Free delivery on orders over £100 does not apply to bonded or en primeur wines.