and Jacques Favier present the two wines produced from their small
Fronsac estate’s harvest.
Our grand vin vintage wine is the most potent and complex in our range
and also the wine with the greatest potential. It has a magnificent,
shiny deep ruby colour, with a distinctive sheen of delicate, silky
Its graceful nose has a potent aroma of preserved fruits and a well-established
woody bouquet, revealing a complex blend of red fruits and hints of
flowers (violets). Tasting offers a seductive, aromatic palate with
an harmonious flavour of red fruits, hints of vanilla and a blend
of chestnuts and sweet chestnuts.
Its supple tannins make it a round and balanced wine that goes well
with grilled meats and certain cheeses.
After being aged
in barrels for 15 months, this uncompromising wine is bottled and
corked with demanding standards so it can be safely cellared for
a decade or more.
Like all great Fronsac wines, it deserves a few years’ aging
that will bring out the topaz hues in its colour and allow its components
to fully harmonise.
Vieux-Mouleyre » has been awarded with one of the golden medals
at the February 2003 « Vinalies Internationales de Paris » and
is mentioned in the “1000 Vins du Monde, la sélection
des œnologues” Guide, and in the Hachette Guide.
The second wine produced by the estate is bottled more than a year
after the harvest. This wine is made with the same care and attention
to detail and is aged in oak barrels.
was recommended, with a ***(*) rating, by French wine magazine RVF,
which, in its April 2002 edition, wrote :
“This wine is one of the discoveries of this report. The
generous finish offers expressive fruit on the palate and beautifully
smooth tannins. A wine to be enjoyed now, not to leave to age.”
The wine was
also mentioned in the Guide of best quality wines at soft prices
edited by GERBELLE & MORANGE in 2003