The Château de Malengin, in the Montagne Saint-Emilion appellation, was acquired in 2003 by Benjamin and his wife, Ariane. Along with the Château des Laurets, it was the first foray of the Edmond de Rothschild family into Bordeaux’s Right Bank. The vineyard is composed of 11 hectares in a single plot, culminating at an altitude of 77 meters. The clay-limestone soils give the Merlot its power and character.
Following in her family’s tradition, Eve, one of Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild’s four daughters, is fully involved in the renewal of Château de Malengin.
“It is a great privilege for me to inherit what my parents have passed on to me. The art of living has always been part of my education and my world!
I am aware of the responsibility of such a legacy; I am ready to protect it and promote it.” Eve de Rothschild
Combining the ancestral method of amphora ageing and contemporary vinification, this 100% Merlot AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion demonstrates the Edmond de Rothschild family’s commitment to boldness, preservation and the renewal of know-how.
The Eve wine is aged for twelve months, mostly in amphorae (between 50% and 90% depending on vintage).
The amphora material (clay) allows micro-oxygenation which structures the wine while preserving the freshness, clarity and precision of the fruit. The shape creates a vortex that naturally stirs up the fine lees that will enrich and soften the wine.
Beyond the stylistic revolution, there is also an irresistible artistic bonus in the cellars. The cellars are hosting the artwork Vortex, a special commission by Ariane and Eve de Rothschild to Florian and Michael Quistrebert, two prominent ﬁgures of the contemporary art scene.
Charmed by the amphora, the Quistrebert brothers immediately conceived the work VORTEX, two spirals of light revealing the beauty of the winery without disturbing its functioning.
“The interesting thing about light is its ambivalence, which makes it swing from the sacred to the material, from the esoteric to the technological…”
Thanks to these collaborations, Château de Malengin emerges in a new and surprising light, with an Eve 2019 vintage that shines with an innovative brilliance.
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