CHÂTEAU MOULIN DE LAGNET, REWARDED FOR ITS ORGANIC FARMING
TWICE THE WINNER OF THE COUPE DES CRUS OF SAINT EMILION IN 2015 AND 2013, CHÂTEAU MOULIN LAGNET CONFIRMS ITS POSITION.
Château Moulin de Lagnet in Saint-Christophe des Bardes, is the winner of the 2015 Coupe des Crus of Saint Emilion. By participating in this competition, Anne-Lise Goujon just wanted to know how her wines, in Saint-Emilion appellation, are perceived. This passionate winemaker did well to enroll!
CHÂTEAU MOULIN DE LAGNET, 2010, 2011 AND 2012
Anne-Lise Goujon considers having presented “very different vintages”. 2010 has stored all the heat of the sunny year. “A winemaking process where you had to “be careful”, there were significant amounts of alcohol content. It took a fair amount of extracting the colorants and tannins to make balanced wines”, she explains. The result is a soft and silky wine. The years 2011 and 2012, for their part, were sensitive years because of weather conditions less conciliatory with organic farming. The wines are lighter with more fruit.
“This proves that we have successfully met the challenge of making a satisfactory wine”. With a regularity, rewarded with the title of of 2015 Coupe des Crus winner. As in 2013, for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 vintages. “It’s a personal satisfaction. That means that we managed to keep the specificity of each vintage and our product is consistent in quality”. A recognition possible thanks to one of her sons, Olivier, who was interested in knowing where the wines of Château Moulin de Lagnet were placed in appellation Saint-Emilion.
THE EXPRESSION OF THE SAINT-EMILION APPELLATION’S TERROIR
“For us what is important is the perception of terroir “. All the work, from the vineyard to the cellar, is made to respect it. Seven of the nine hectares of the estate are on clay and sandy soils of Saint-Christophe des Bardes. The land was certified for organic farming since 2001. But it has been six generations of the family that responded to this “philosophy”. “It was important for us to show that organic farming is viable and sustainable. It is also a design with respect to the health,
environment and the consumer’s trust”. Strong values, rooted in family and perpetuated by one of Anne-Lise Goujon’s son. “That’s a lot more presence and labor. Health, source of employment and environment are the main points for us”. All these efforts are there to produce “wines, which have a soft side while having character”. Wines where we find all the expression of the terroir and the fruit: “Our concern is to make it appealing. The wood hints are there to balance the fruit”.