Winemaker

Lucie Secret, Geoffrey Ribeiro

Varieties

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Vineyard

Gravelly hilltops

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About Chateau du Moulin Rouge

Chateau du Moulin Rouge is located in the commune of Cussac Fort Médoc, an exceptional environment located between the prestigious appellations of Margaux and Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. Recognized professionals such as Robert Parker like to compare the wines of Chateau du Moulin Rouge to those of its neighbors harvested in Beychevelle. The story of Château du Moulin Rouge is of one family’s passion for winegrowing. No fewer than 13 generations have worked hard to grow vines, to use the best possible winemaking methods, and to modernise the facilities. At the present time, two generations – parents and their children – add their personal contributions, ideas, and expertise to perpetuate the family heritage.

Representing the 13th generation, Lucie Secret and Geoffrey Ribeiro felt it only normal to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps, taking over management of Château du Moulin Rouge and using traditional methods that had been perfected over the years.
Each successive generation expanded the estate, and their diverse professional experiences led to improvements in winemaking and environmental protection.

Grapes are entirely harvested by hand at Château Moulin Rouge. More traditional and less brutal than mechanical harvesting, this means that the bunches are picked whole and unbruised, and only once they have achieved the desired degree of ripeness. An initial sorting is done in the vineyard, during picking.

We attach a great deal of importance to traditional, quality-oriented methods in the vineyard, in much the same way as the great growths bordering on Chateau du Moulin Rouge.