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Château Mouton-Rothschild

The famous winery is located in the north of the commune of Pauillac in the area of the same name in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). Adjacent to it is Château Lafite-Rothschild. Mouton is the French word for "sheep" (ram) and a ram's head is also the logo of the house - a gold one hangs in the entrance hall of the Châteaux. But actually the name is derived from "Mothon", which means "hill" or "elevation". The origin of the estate is a plot of land called "Clos de Mouton" owned by the notary Jacques de Ségur (+1691). This famous noble family owned huge estates, including the predecessors of the three wineries Château Latour, Château Lafite-Rothschild and also Château Mouton-Rothschild. The grandson Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur (1697-1755) drew the final line between the parts of Lafite and neighbouring Mouton, which differ fundamentally in terms of terroir and thus also in the style of wine

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