Living Chateau

A velvety terroir

Château Mazeyres is in one of the smallest Gironde appellations, Pomerol, widely recognised for the aromatic intensity of its wines and the typical features of its terroirs sat within an exceptional geological framework. It therefore has hugely prestigious neighbours. The Château Mazeyres vineyards are on a beautiful outcrop of sandy gravel with a clay and gravel subsoil. One part covers the Catusseau plateau, which is sand over a molasses subsoil extremely rich in ‘crasse de fer’ (iron oxide).


Given this unique foundation, Alain Moueix immediately decided to showcase the vineyards by stimulating their expressive potential. He initially opted for sustainable viticulture and established fastidious plot-by-plot management to reveal the diversity and complementarity of the different terroirs. Building on his experience at Château Fonroque (100% biodynamic since 2002), he implemented some key improvements, notably by fostering interactions between the plant, the soil, the subsoil and the environment. This strategy of revealing natural organic movement made a major contribution to the authenticity and extremely expressive finesse of Mazeyres wines.


The wonderful 2015 was the first Château Mazeyres vintage to hold organic agriculture certification. The no less wonderful 2018 was the first biodynamically certified vintage./strong>


The process of gaining certification at Mazeyres has meant that 100% of the vineyards have now been biodynamically cultivated since 2011 in accordance with the certification protocol, which initially required conversion to the key step of organic growing from 2012 to 2015, gaining organic agriculture certification in 2015, and then continuing biodynamic agriculture for three more years from 2015 to 2017 before gaining biodynamic certification in 2018, or eight years of pure biodynamics across the entire site.