Named for its position between Château Petrus and Château La Fleur, Château La Fleur-Pétrus is an historic estate dating to the 18th century and with a long reputation for producing great wines. In 1950 Château La Fleur-Pétrus became Jean-Pierre Moueix' first vineyard purchase. His son Christian has overseen the re-ascension of this estate to the top of Pomerol's hierarchy, first in his incredibly meticulous vineyard care, and then through the addition of an important parcel in the 1990s.
Today the estate is composed 90% of Merlot with an average vine age of 30 years and 10% of Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 50 years. Christian Moueix' obsessive work in the vineyard focuses on sap flow and the treatment of each vine individually. In the cellar, vinifications are extremely precise but quite traditional: vinification in cement and stainless steel, aging in oak barriques for 18-22 months (usually ~50% new oak).
Christian Moueix has managed a number of his family’s estates for over thirty years, developed important properties in Pomerol over the course of that time, and founded the Dominus estate in California. He has always followed his own instincts and analyses from early on, when he was the first winemaker in Bordeaux to green harvest, straight through to today, as he continues to make wines that retain elegance and balance and, most important, strive to reflect their terroir above all.
VINTUS exclusively represents Château La Fleur-Pétrus and Château Providence, both owned by Christian Moueix, as well as a number of other exclusive and non-exclusive wines from Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix.
“Man of the Year 2008” Decanter Magazine
“Legend of Wine 2008” James Beard Foundation