Maucaillou Haut-Médoc


  • A very well known Château , in France and abroad
  • An excellent quality / price ratio
  • The know-how of the Dourthe family
  • A typical “Médoc” wine
  • An exceptional vintage
  • Member of the Union des Grands Crus

The beautiful history of the Château begins with the Petit-Laroche family, a wine merchant, who settled in the 19th century at a place called Maucaillou. In 1875, J. Petit-Laroche married and offered his wife, as a wedding present, the construction of a beautiful mansion: the current Castle. It is a strange and brave architectural blend that seems to marry several styles, like a wine of the Médoc region that is made from the blending of several grape varieties. The decoration, which evokes the Renaissance, the mid-seventeenth century and the end of the seventeenth century, make this building an excellent example of the eclectic architecture that flourished in the Medoc at the end of the 19th century. The Château Maucaillou building is listed in the “CHATEAU BORDEAUX” inventory collection. At the same time, J. Petit-Laroche built a new vineyard at the so-called “Maucaillou” and “Caubet” sites on 1.5 hectares, which will take the name Château Maucaillou. Thus was born Maucaillou, a winemaking castle full of talent, since its wines have continued since 1889 to be regularly in the spotlight, worldwide, at competitions and “blind tastings” between professionals. The Dourthe family bought the Château in 1929 and has been using Philippe Dourthe’s techniques of excellence ever since.

The Moulis vineyard is the oldest in the Médoc. The terroirs that carry the 63 hectares of Château Maucaillou vineyard are planted with 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. The picking of the harvest is often mixed (part by hand and part with the machine) according to the parcels. The vinification is conducted with the greatest attention by Philippe Dourthe, oenologist engineer.  Haut-Médoc de Maucaillou comes from a precise parcel selection of the vines of the Château Maucaillou terroir, vinified in one and the same tank, the N ° 8. At the tasting the organoleptic profile of this vat is always agreeably distinguished from that of these neighbors. That’s why Philippe Dourthe chose to make it a special wine. From now on, Pascal Dourthe, current property manager, continues this tradition.

At the tasting, Le Haut-Médoc de Maucaillou develops aromas of blackcurrant, roasted aromas and spices, with remarkable quality. A strong tannic structure on the palate and supple characterizes the palate.

Their Team

  • Owner: S.A.R.L Château Maucaillou
  • Manager: Pascal DOURTHE
  • Technical Director: Magali DOURTH
  • Master of Cellar: André MARTIN