Château Mazeyres 2016


Château Mazeyres 2016

General Manager: Alain Moueix
Vineyard Manager: Jean-Michel Bernard
Cellar Master: Ludovic Guibert

Weather conditions

2016 will be remembered as an improbable, ultimately rare vintage shaped by contrasts. It was characterised by an extremely damp spring followed by a particularly dry summer. Everything began under auspicious circumstances with early budding. This head start was quickly reduced by a rather cool and very damp period from March to June. Downy mildew became the main concern. Amid this threat to the vine’s overall cycle, the skies brightened for ten days, enabling quick, complete flowering. Summer arrived from 21 June in hot and above all extremely dry form throughout the season. Rainfall on 13 September, vital to ease the vines, allowed harvests to be performed at leisure.

Harvest area*

23,80 hectares

Harvest terroir*

Gravels and sandy clay

Grapes harvested*

88% Merlot – 8 % Cabernet Franc
4% Petit Verdot

Harvest dates

28 September to 14 October

Cultivation methods

Organics, Agriculture France, FR-BIO-01


33% new oak
40% barrels of more than one year old
27% in tanks


43 hectolitres / ha


79 200 bottles

* For this Vintage.

Tasting notes

A very distinguished nose, like fine silk. White peach, violet and dried fruit aromas emerge. Soft and smooth in the attack, like a voluptuous caress on the palate. A fresh, crisp wine. The finish is refined and lingering with red fruit and almond notes. One of the best that the estate has ever made.