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The famous vineyard is located in the north of the commune of Pauillac in the area of the same name in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). Directly 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 - one made of gold hangs in the entrance hall of the château. However, the name is actually derived from "Mothon", which means "hill" or "elevation". The origin of the estate is a parcel 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 wine estates Château Latour, Château Lafite-Rothschild and Château Mouton-Rothschild. The grandson Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur (1697-1755) drew the final line between the parts of Lafite and the neighbouring Mouton, which are fundamentally different in terms of terroir and thus also in wine style.

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