The Wines of Moueix


If you are a Bordeaux fan, the name Château Pétrus will be no stranger to you – even if the wine might be, given it’s exalted status and price. But, such is the result of something made in nearly miniscule quantities. Along with Pétrus, the Moueix family own several other “right bank” Châteaux in St. Emilion as well as the Dominus Estate in Napa Valley.

Jean-Pierre Moueix began the family business 1937, founding the Établissements J. P. Moueix as a négociant and shipper of wines from St.-Émilion and Pomerol, near their home town of Libourne. Many years and several Château acquisitions later, Jean-Pierre’s son Christian began exploring the idea of developing a winery in Napa Valley.

Join us as we talk with Edouard Moueix, the third generation of his family to continue the business, about the Moueix properties, Bordeaux vintages and pricing, and the Dominus Estate.

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8 Responses to “The Wines of Moueix”

  1. 1 David Feb 25th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Excellent show. It’s nice to see the 3rd generation who is just as passionate about the family business as the founders. And it’s nice to hear that he actually enjoys a bottle of wine nightly! Which, oddly, is something I think people in the wine business often neglect doing.

    Can anyone reply with the name of the property that Edouard claims outperforms Petrus in certain years but they intentionally keep the prices low, and therefore it doesn’t sell out? It sounded like he said Chateau Tour de Mons, but I believe that is in Margaux. Anyone catch that name?

  2. 2 Youndy Feb 27th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    David, I believe the name mentioned was Chateau Trotanoy (Pomerol).

    Nice to see Bordeaux gettin the love! Great show.

  3. 3 Tim Meranda Mar 1st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I have no idea what he is talking about when he claims not to know or set the price for Petrus. Can anyone explain he logic to me.

  4. 4 Canadian Chris Mar 8th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    This was a great interview, and the one that got me into graperadio. To hear a winemaker from a big, pretentious french winemaker say “drink the wine, don’t just taste it – I drink a bottle of wine every night!!” was completely unexpected for me. Very down to earth, and confirms my own personal belief that wine is a beverage. It’s a great beverage, but don’t take it too seriously. Keep up the great work guys this was an amazing interview.

  5. 5 paul r Mar 20th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    superb interview! i’m not even done with it and i felt the need to say how enjoyable it is!

    drinking wine is one of the great pleasures in life. tasting wines can be fun as well, but to share a bottle or two with some friends and follow the evolution of the wine over the course of a couple of hours is far more interesting to me than tasting 15 different wines.

  6. 6 GrapeRadio Bunch Mar 20th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Paul, I could not agree more about your point about following a bottle with close friends over the course of an evening. I like to keep the number of people rather small (4-6).


  7. 7 m bowditch May 5th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I know we are not Bordeaux wines- but down in the Aude, we have fabulous wines in the Minervois, Corbieres, La Liviniere, and more.

    If the subscribers are planning a trip down south, have a look at thi sdirectory to find winemakers and wine producers in the Aude

    Happy Hunting

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