The vineyard is located in the commune of Montussan in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, halfway between Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion. The Maulin family runs an estate of 49 hectares.
Grape varieties: – About 75% Merlot; – About 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; – About 10% Cabernet Franc; – About 5% Malbec.
Soil: The 35 years old vines are planted on a clay limestone soil, on a hillside, which gives the berries their maturity.
Vineyard area: 13 ha.
Vine yield: 40 hecto/hectare.
Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur.
Vine-growing: The planting density is about 4500 plant per hectare, we work our soils mechanically and practice reasoned agriculture on the property since 1990. We do a short pruning in order to reduce our yields and obtain the best quality for our berries.
Winemaking:The harvest is conducted at optimal maturity then we use a sorting table in the cellar and carry out the vinification under controlled temperature according to the progress of the fermentation. We realize a long maceration of 8 weeks to produce colored wines oriented on the aromas. The wine is then aged in oak barrel for a period of 24 months before bottling.
Andreas Larsson about Château Freyneau - Cuvée Traditionnelle 2016 : 89/100
Intense dark purple core and a lighter rim. Youthful nose with ripe dark fruit, leather, tobacco, cassis and sweet plum with a hint of oak. Dense fruit in a medium body with young grippy tannin, generous fruit, integrated wood and a fairly long finish.
Roger Voss - WineEnthusiast about Château Freyneau - Cuvée Traditionnelle 2016 : 88/100
Now mature, this rich wine is at its peak. With round black fruits and tannins that reveal strength and spice, the wine is generous, full-bodied and ready to be enjoyed.