A confidential appellation
Land of tradition par excellence, Moulis is located in the heart of the Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary and covers an area of about 600 hectares, making it one of the most confidential communal appellations.
Located in between the Margaux appellation to the South and the Saint Julien and Pauillac appellations to the North , the Moulis-en-Médoc AOC vineyard is a narrow ribbon stretching 7 km from east to west.
The original location of the Moulis vineyard explains the exceptional diversity of its terroirs.
From the gravel to the east of the appellation, close to the estuary, to the sandy-clay plains of the west, all the great Médoc terroirs can be found there, hence the idea that in terms of its soils, Moulis is a “concentrate” or a “miniature” of the Médoc wine region.
In the heart of the Moulis appellation
Nestled comfortably between two illustrious neighbors, Châteaux Poujeaux and Chasse-Spleen, Château Branas Grand Poujeaux, enjoys a 17-hectare terroir centered around the ancient gravel sediments of the Grand Poujeaux plateau, on the most eastern side of the appellation.
The Grand Poujeaux plateau offers among the best terroir of Bordeaux. In terms of geology, the soils are Garonne gravel from the Gunz period with underneath the Saint Estephe calcareous sediments are the same as the First growth terroir in Pauillac and Margaux. This is the “insider secret”.
These poor and generous gravelly soils both provide excellent natural drainage and encourage deep rooting of the vines revealing the complexity of the different layers of the terroir.
The estate is divided into 12 plots on the Grand Poujeaux plateau which are all small vineyards on their own with their own terroir identity, a chosen grape variety and a planting age. This particularity shapes the complexity of the wine of Château Branas Grand Poujeaux.
The Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) gives the wine an intense bouquet, tension and aptitude for aging while the Merlot (50%) brings color, richness and roundness.
The 5% Petit Verdot completes the grape variety giving power to the structure and aromatic richness.
Since 2018 Château Branas Grand Poujeaux is certified as “Haute Valeur Environmentale III”, the highest level of a responsible and ecological agriculture.