Château Brillette is a well-run property in the heart of the Médoc. It preserves the traditional quality and characteristics of a long-established vineyard with a modern approach to capturing ripe fruit in the bottle.
Brillette is a large estate just north of Moulis, a commune situated between St Julien and Margaux. The Berthault-Flageul family, who bought the property in 1976, oversaw re-planting which has left them now with a mature, well-planned vineyard. The average age of the vines is now 40 years.
Since 1997 a new cellar has been built to house state-of-the-art stainless steel vats for fermentation and a temperature-controlled barrel cellar. Following harvest and sorting by hand the crushed grapes ferment for six to eight days followed by six to eight weeks in vat before being aged 18 months in barrel, 30% of which are new.
The vineyard is planted with 48% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. The château makes a second wine (Château Haut-Billette), so only the best vats go into this grand vin.