A unique approach to terroir

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Winegrowers

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Precision in harvesting and vinification

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The craft of vinegrowing

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Mouton Cadet’s winemakers

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Technical sophistication

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Winegrowers

Mouton Cadet is also an amazing human adventure born of the privileged relationships forged with 150 winegrowers spanning all the Bordeaux appellations. Supported by Mouton Cadet’s winemakers, that community guarantees a secure supply of grapes and wines in line with the brand’s ambitions.
While preserving its leading position on the market, the aims are to go further in practices that respect the environment and people, to forge closer links with the winegrowing community, and to refine the taste profile of the different wines in the Collections so as to foster a sense of togetherness among younger people. Winegrowers are chosen as much for the expression of their terroir as for their experience and know-how.
Vintage after vintage, constant meetings and discussions between Mouton Cadet winemakers and winegrowers create a virtuous circle and generate deep respect for work well done. The insistence on quality is reflected in a precise set of specifications and multi-year contracts which ensure that winegrowers are fairly rewarded.
Today, that winegrower community is central to Mouton Cadet’s achievements and commitments.

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Explore the Bordeaux wine region and discover Mouton Cadet’s wine characteristics

Select a wine and discover its terroirs selection.

Parcelle Mouton Cadet White
Mouton Cadet White

A fresh and aromatic white wine originating from silty clay and gravelly clay terroirs. Clay reveals the fruit and the citrus flavours typical of Sauvignon Blanc, while silt gives freshness and gravel brings density.

Mouton Cadet White

A fresh and aromatic white wine originating from silty clay and gravelly clay terroirs. Clay reveals the fruit and the citrus flavours typical of Sauvignon Blanc, while silt gives freshness and gravel brings density.

Terroir Terroir Silty clay • Gravelly clay Raisin Cépages Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle Vin Profil aromatique Mineral Round Floral Fresh fruit
Parcelle Mouton Cadet Rosé
Mouton Cadet Rosé

A succulent rosé originating from a selection of clay-limestone terroirs around Blaye and to the north-east of Bordeaux, as well as a few parcels of silty clay. Clay brings fruit to the blend, limestone gives succulence and density, while silt offers freshness. The grapes are pressed directly to yield a pale, light-coloured wine.

Mouton Cadet Rosé

A succulent rosé originating from a selection of clay-limestone terroirs around Blaye and to the north-east of Bordeaux, as well as a few parcels of silty clay. Clay brings fruit to the blend, limestone gives succulence and density, while silt offers freshness. The grapes are pressed directly to yield a pale, light-coloured wine.

Terroir Terroir Silty clay • Clay limestone Raisin Cépages Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Vin Profil aromatique Round Floral Fresh fruit
Parcelle Mouton Cadet Organic Red
Mouton Cadet Organic Red

From mainly clay-soil parcels in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, Mouton Cadet Organic Red offers an intense expression of fresh fruit and highly refined tannins.

Mouton Cadet Organic Red

From mainly clay-soil parcels in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, Mouton Cadet Organic Red offers an intense expression of fresh fruit and highly refined tannins.

Terroir Terroir Clay Raisin Cépages Merlot Vin Profil aromatique Refined Fresh fruit
Parcelle Mouton Cadet Red
Mouton Cadet Red

A succulent red wine with crisp red and black fruit flavours and supple tannins, originating from mainly clay-limestone terroirs on Bordeaux’s Right Bank.

Mouton Cadet Red

A succulent red wine with crisp red and black fruit flavours and supple tannins, originating from mainly clay-limestone terroirs on Bordeaux’s Right Bank.

Terroir Terroir Clay-limestone Raisin Cépages Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Vin Profil aromatique Ripe fruit Round Spice
Parcelle Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage
Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage

The elegance of Côtes-de-Castillon and the richness of Côtes-de-Blaye combine with the power of Médoc clay to endow Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage with a strong and generous personality.

Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage

The elegance of Côtes-de-Castillon and the richness of Côtes-de-Blaye combine with the power of Médoc clay to endow Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage with a strong and generous personality.

Terroir Terroir Clay-limestone Raisin Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Vin Profil aromatique Ripe fruit Spice Oak Powerful
  • Mouton Cadet Icône White
  • Mouton Cadet Icône Rosé
  • Mouton Cadet Icône Organic Red
  • Mouton Cadet Icône Red
  • Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage Red

Precision in harvesting and vinification

Harvesting is a key stage in winemaking, requiring infinite precision. The grapes have to be picked at exactly the right time: not before, not after. During the harvest season each parcel is monitored daily by Mouton Cadet winemakers and the winegrower. Expertise and perfect knowledge of the plots are essential. The berries are tasted and impressions confirmed by laboratory analysis at the Mouton Cadet Winery. The precise date of picking is decided together, though the winemakers’ overall understanding of the style of wine sought for Mouton Cadet takes precedence.
Each vat at each estate is then monitored, with priority being given to the aromatic expression, refinement and personality of the different terroirs and grape varieties while preserving a relatively wide range of aromas and flavours with a view to the final blend.

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The craft of vinegrowing

From its inception, Mouton Cadet has been deeply attached to the soil, to the craft of vinegrowing, to the love of the skills found at each stage in the making of a wine.
The vinegrower’s craft lies in manual skills, repeated endlessly throughout the vine growth cycle, that need to be recognised, rewarded, nurtured and passed on.
Without standing in the way of progress, that precious know-how needs to be preserved. Letting time do its work is essential, because high-quality grapes require highly skilled work.

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Mouton Cadet’s winemakers

Day after day, Mouton Cadet’s winemakers engage with the community of winegrowers, visiting them, listening to them and exchanging know-how as they support the process of production and vinification.
The seven winemakers meet the growers regularly at their estates in order to select the most promising parcels, check that best practices are being applied and fine-tune methods and processes.
Driven by the purest expression of the terroir, the keywords are emulation, encouragement and cohesion.
Drawing on the experience of winegrowers who know everything about their soils and parcels, Mouton Cadet’s winemakers bring their expertise, their advice and their understanding of what is required for the final blend.

Winemakers in their own words

Jérôme Aguirre

Jérôme Aguirre

“I love vineyards for their wealth of diversity and know-how. My approach is based on being attentive to and observing places, climates and terroirs. The great challenge of what we do is to link the sensory impression left by the wine after drinking it to the place it came from, to give a reflection of its origin and style without crushing its soul. Through long-standing links with our community of winegrowers in the biodiversity of the Bordeaux region, I find all those values in the commitment that Mouton Cadet stands for.”

David Galateau

David Galateau

“My role: As someone with a keen interest in blending who loves the wealth of Bordeaux terroirs, I guarantee the quality of the wines bottled at the Mouton Cadet Winery. My wine-tasting tip: Don’t be afraid to give wines a good airing before drinking – that’s when they’re at their best – and don’t drink whites or rosés ice-cold. My favourite pairing: Réserve Mouton Cadet Graves White with a scallop and truffle mille-feuille. Fantastic!”

Manuel Blondy

Manuel Blondy

“My role: I love the Bordeaux region, and my professional experience has made me acutely aware of the potential of a type of soil matched with a grape variety, their diversity and how they complement each other. I help our winegrowers on a daily basis, constantly seeking the best expression of our particular terroir.  My wine-tasting tip: Wine is all about curiosity. Try things out and never stop looking for your perfect pairing. My favourite pairing: Mouton Cadet Cuvée Héritage at the end of a meal, with some old Gouda cheese and a dab of black cherry jam. It never fails!”

Isabelle Labaudinière

Isabelle Labaudinière

“My role: I coordinate the team of winemakers in the field, centralise information and provide ongoing support to our winegrowers. Other aspects of my day-to-day work include sustainable, high-quality vinegrowing practices as well as technical and winemaking advice during vinification. My wine-tasting tip: Try Mouton Cadet Rosé x Mathilde as an aperitif, ideally at 10‑12° C to get a perfect expression of its fresh red fruit aromas and flavours. My favourite pairing: Mouton Cadet Graves White with grilled white fish steaks. It’s dead easy to make and your guests will love it!”

Bénédicte Bourbier

Bénédicte Bourbier

“My role: I help Mouton Cadet winegrowers get certification for more environment-friendly vinegrowing and winemaking practices. I also monitor some of our growers’ white grape parcels. My wine-tasting tip: People often think you need to know a lot about wine in order to choose a good one. For me, a good wine is first and foremost one that you enjoy. My favourite pairing: Mouton Cadet Red and a Venezuela 75% dark chocolate cookie. Full of flavour but so easy on the palate…”

Andrea Tempesta

Andrea Tempesta

“My role: I have a deep love of Bordeaux terroirs and, exploring them, I aim to reveal the fascinating diversity of clay and limestone. They offer a range of nuances, from the creamy richness of clay to the pure mineral notes of limestone, creating complexity in the final blends. My wine-tasting tip: When you’re looking for a rosé, colour is only one of the things to think about. Taste is just as important, and the strength of Mouton Cadet Rosé lies in the balance of flavours. My favourite pairing: Mouton Cadet Rosé, fresh and fruit-forward, goes equally well with seafood and grilled lamb. For people like me who love wine and food, it’s a win-win combination!”

Ophélie Michaud

Ophélie Michaud

“My role: I am involved in various ways, monitoring our winegrowers on the ground, organising training and developing in-house resources to support our teams, visiting customers and welcoming commercial partners. Passing on our know-how and our expertise is the real key to what I do every day. My wine-tasting tip: Asking for advice is fine, but the only way to find out what sort of wines you like is to try them. So go ahead, taste away and come to your own conclusions! My favourite pairing: I love raw food, so I can really recommend a fish tartare with Mouton Cadet Rosé or a beef carpaccio with Mouton Cadet Organic Red.”

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Technical sophistication

The Mouton Cadet Winery is the nerve-centre for the production of Mouton Cadet wines. Spanning 17 hectares (42 acres), this modern, efficient facility accommodates all the steps needed to produce wine, including vinification, maturing, bottling and storage in optimum conditions, as well as a research centre and laboratory.
Having all these activities in one place ensures that sometimes complex winemaking and production processes can be monitored step by step in order to meet the company’s self-imposed quality and efficiency requirements.
Another advantage of sophisticated technology over the last ten years or so has been to effectively reduce the winery’s environmental impact.

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