Château Mazeyres 2018


Château Mazeyres 2018

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

Weather conditions

2018 was a warm year, rainy in the spring then dry during the summer. After a rather cool and damp winter, the vines began to bud late and the high levels of water in the soil caused them to warm up more slowly. Rainfall levels were high during the spring, accompanied by above-average temperatures. These conditions unfortunately promoted downy mildew, causing harvest losses, some of which could be mitigated but which were nevertheless a major factor. The summer of 2018 was the hottest since 2003. Veraison was early and ripening took place in ideal conditions, namely dry weather and high levels of temperature variation between day and night. This promoted polyphenol development and produced grapes with good tannic potential and a southern style, which we had to take care not to enhance during the winemaking process. The challenge in this vintage was to preserve the wine’s full freshness.

Harvest area*

24,43 hectares

Harvest terroir*

Gravels and sandy clay

Grapes harvested*

66% Merlot
29% Cabernet Franc
5% petit Verdot

Harvest dates

17 September to 3 October

Cultivation methods

Organic farming, Biodynamic farming


20% new oak
45% one year and more
35% tanks and concrete eggs tanks


25 hectolitres / ha


62 800 bottles

* For this Vintage.

Tasting notes

A deep, bright colour. On the nose, the wine develops blackberry and strawberry purée aromas. Blackcurrant emerges once swirled. The wine is very complex and heralds a hugely soft touch. It does not disappoint on the palate. It has huge richness and depth, and a texture that caresses, silky as you like. The beautifully fresh finish covers a complex range of aromas.