Le seuil de Mazeyres 2011

Le seuil de Mazeyres 2011

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

Weather conditions

After a mild, dry winter, budding was early (two weeks earlier than usual). Summer quickly took over from spring. The temperatures recorded overall were above the seasonal average, and the weather was dry. Flowering began similarly early and was very successful. On 26 and 27 June, the temperature exceeded 40°C, causing burns on some grapes. July and August were gloomy but the vine cycle retained its head start on growth. The early harvests benefited from particularly favourable conditions in September.

Harvest area*

19,55 hectares

Harvest terroir*

gravels clay and sandy soils

Grapes harvested*

80% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Franc

Harvest dates

31 August to 23 September


50% in oak and 50% in tanks


28 hectolitres / ha


30 000 bottles

* For this Vintage.

Tasting notes

A sparkling red appearance. When opened, the wine offers up mint notes before developing a nose of black fruit and spices such as pepper. On the palate, it boasts supple tannins and a fruity, smoky finish. It is unctuous on the mid-palate with well-integrated tannins and a pleasant chewiness. A juicy, well-balanced wine.