Twelve years ago, the Barton family made its first acquisition since the 1820s, adding a new name to a portfolio that includes Saint-Julien châteaux Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton. Located in Moulis, the oldest and smallest AOC in the Médoc, halfway between Margaux and Saint-Julien, sits Château Mauvesin Barton.
Completing the purchase of the property in August 2011, Lilian Barton and her husband Michel Sartorious were keen to see their two adult children Damian and Mélanie continue the family tradition. Alongside patriarch Anthony Barton, the family quickly set in motion a much-needed transformation to the winery and vineyard, the latter dating back to the 15th century.
The cellars were thoroughly modernised, switching to temperature-controlled, stainless-steel vats alongside French oak barrels. The château, originally built in 1853, was revitalised, and the vineyards underwent extensive replanting. Determined to impose their own vision and approach, they chose not to include the estate’s back vintages in the sale, allowing consultant oenologist Eric Boissenot and Léoville-Barton winemaker François Bréhant to create a new identity for the estate.
We are delighted to welcome Damien Barton Sartorious to the St. James’s Room for an insightful evening where we celebrate a decade of winemaking at Château Mauvesin Barton, tasting the eight vintages now in bottle.
We hope to see you there.
The wines we will be tasting:
2012 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2013 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2014 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2015 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2016 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2017 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2018 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
2019 Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
Friday 13th October
St. James’s Room
18:30 – Glass on arrival
19:00 – Masterclass begins
20:30 – Masterclass ends
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