Le seuil de Mazeyres 2016

Le seuil de Mazeyres 2016

General Manager: Alain Moueix
Vineyard keeper: 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 clay and sandy soils

Grapes harvested*

65 % Merlot – 35 % Cabernet Franc

Harvest dates

28 September to 14 October

Cultivation methods

Organics, Agriculture France, FR-BIO-01


62% ein oak and 38% in tanks


43 hectolitres / ha


53 040 bottles

* For this Vintage.

Tasting notes

A bright ruby red. Black fruit and flowers on the nose. Soft and smooth in the attack. This wine has a beautiful energy enhanced by real freshness. The finish is vibrant and offers up toasted notes paired with black fruit and liquorice. All of this comes together to make a wine that can be enjoyed young and for the next ten years.