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Chateau Moulin du Cadet, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Chateau Moulin du Cadet is a small winery in Saint Emilion, on the "right bank" (Rive Droite) of Bordeaux. It's on the plateau just a kilometre above the village itself. It belongs to Isabelle Blois-Moueix and Pierre Blois.
The 5 hectares of vineyards are on mainly limestone soil with some clay, planted with merlot. It is one of the few vineyards in Bordeaux that is run fully with biodynamic farming. This is a step beyond organic farming, based on the principles defined by Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s. "Farming biodynamically means that you really have to be present in the vineyard all the time", says Pierre. "You spend more hours in the field compared to conventional farming. And you also have to have staff that believe in the methods!" He's very happy with the results. His vines are healthier and his wines have become more "lively" and with more minerality, he says.
The wine cellar is relatively recent and is equipped with concrete fermentation tanks neatly painted in red and white. After fermentation the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 to 18 months depending on the vintage. The total production is between 20 and 25,000 bottles.
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Bordeaux Saint Emilion Chateau Moulin du Cadet - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson