Château Cartier 2014

Château Cartier 2014

Run by Alain Moueix
Technical Director Laurent Nougaro

Vintage weather conditions

The season began with favourable conditions and early budding. Flowering took place during a dry, sunny June. The summer was more chaotic, cooler and stormier. The vines hit delays, and veraison was spread out over a long period of time. From late August onwards, particularly hot weather set in for a significant period, culminating in an unusually mild end to the season. There was significant temperature variance, helping to ripen the pips and skins. The weather remained dry, ensuring well concentrated grapes.

Harvest area*

17,17 hectares

Harvest terroir*

clay-limestone soil on the slopes and clay-silt at the foot of the slopes

Grapes harvested*

100% Merlot

Harvest dates

23 September to 7 October

Cultivation methods

Estate certified organic since 2006 and biodynamic since 2008 – member of Biodyvin.


75% barrels and 25% in vats


43 hectolitres / ha


34.000 bottles

* For this Vintage.

Tasting notes

Ruby red. Cherries on the nose, with caramelised notes providing softness and finesse. The wine is generous in the attack, then full-bodied and smooth on the mid-palate. It broadens into a more vertical finish with the fruit returning in beautiful form.

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