Scion of the Times

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

Chris­tian Moueix, the scion of the pow­er­ful French wine mer­chant Étab­lisse­ments Jean-pierre Moueix, which owns such il­lus­tri­ous Bordeaux names as Château Trotanoy and La Fleur-petrus, has added a se­cond Napa Val­ley es­tate to the em­pire. Ulysses joins Domi­nus in the heart of some of the best vine­yards in Oakville. It is on the north­ern­most edge of the Mis­souri Hop­per Vine­yard, just east of the Vine Hill es­tate and about two kilo­me­tres north of Domi­nus. It has deep grav­elly soils that are per­fect for caber­net sau­vi­gnon. Moueix bought the prop­erty eight years ago and qui­etly ren­o­vated the vine­yards and the sim­ple barn. Ulysses’ 13 hectares are planted with 85 per cent caber­net sau­vi­gnon, 9 per cent caber­net franc and the rest pe­tit ver­dot.

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