Few names are as well-renowned in the wine world as Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
The estate's long and illustrious history began in 1853, when Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired land and bestowed his name upon it. However, it wasn't until 1922 that the famed Baron Philippe came to the helm, and its stellar trajectory really began. From introducing chateau bottling in 1924, to building the famous Grand Chai barrel hall in 1926, to inaugurating the Museum of Wine Art in 1962, his reign bears all the stamps of his strong personality, spirit of enterprise, and openness to new ideas. The estate was named a First Growth in the 1855 Classification.
Today, Chateau Mouton Rothschild comprises 83 hectares of vines in Pauillac, planted with 81% Cabernet Sauvinon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It boasts an exceptional terroir, both for the quality of its soil, and its exposure to sunlight. The Mouton Rothschild team combine respect for tradition with the very latest technology, and demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail in every step of the process, from grape to bottle. Baroness Philippine de Rothschild continued the tradition of innovation at the estate until 2014, introducing a second wine in 1993 (Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild), as well as opening a new vat room and exhibition space. Things today are run by Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, her son, who is determined to continue to enhance the quality and reputation of this family-owned First Growth.