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CHÂTEAU GRAND MOULIN

CHÂTEAU GRAND MOULIN

GRANDS VINS DES CORBIÈRES

At Chateau Grand Moulin meet a team of passionate staff who are committed to the two Bousquet winemakers. Together and on a daily basis they “cultivate” the quality of Château Grand Moulin.

PORTRAIT OF THE WINEMAKER JEAN-NOËL BOUSQUET
Winemaker, builder, a great talent and a deliberately positive vision of the future

Identity:
Birthday on Christmas Day in 1954, French, 3 children: Isabelle, Frédéric, Marie

Training:
Agricultural technician at the Lycée Charlemagne de Carcassonne.

Professional experiences:
1973 – Jean-Noël prefered to cut short his studies to buy his first hectare of vines at the age of 17 years. Believing in the solidarity values of the cooperation he adhered to the Cooperative l’Abri.
1988 – The creation of a special wine cellar in Luc-sur-Orbieu and the acquisition of a few hectares of additional vines

Preferred Functions:
Inhuman relations with the administration

His passions:
being in the vineyard on a daily basis, hunting, rugby

PORTRAIT OF THE VINEGROWER FREDERIC BOUSQUET
The succession and the skills, the sensitivity and the desire.

Identity:
Born in 1985, Franco-Canadian, married to Karine, 2 children: Arthur and Rose.

Training:
Engineer in Agriculture, Higher School of Agriculture in Purpan, Toulouse

Professional experiences:
2009-2013 :Technician and agricultural director at Bonduelle in North America. In Quebec, he managed with passion a 2500 hectare “vegetable garden” of beans, carrots, beets and potatoes.
2014 : Installation at the Château Grand Moulin as a Young Vigneron. Full of enthusiasm, he rolled up his sleeves to “boost” Château Grand Moulin and to refind his humble Lézignanaise roots.

« It was by working the fields of others that I understood how much I loved MY land »

Preferred Functions:
Land and Vegetation, to undertake and perpetuate the family business

Languages:
English & Spanish.

His passions:
fishing, hunting, ice hockey

To get to know the team of Grand Moulin take a look through the photos of the cuvée « Les petites mains de Grand Moulin »…

One day in October 2016, the team of Château Grand Moulin met up in the vineyards to harvest the last grapes of the year, at the location “Grenache de Pailhès”.

Everyone got involved to pick and carry the grapes.

Following tradition, the girls were thrown in the trailer with the grape juice!

Afterwards the team enjoyed a BBQ breakfast accompanied by the wines of the Château Grand Moulin of course.

Back at the wine cellar for reception of the grapes, sorting and setting in half-muids (600 lt barrels). The « Petites Mains de Grand Moulin » cuvée was born.

The day ended with the traditional family photo « Cuvée Petite Main 2016 »

Top left to right:  Pierre, Elen, Leanne, Patrick, Sonia, Jean, Karine & Frédéric Bousquet
Below left to right:  Gloria, Jeannot (guest), Michel (guest), Manu (guest), Bruno, Serge (guest).

In the wine cellar
Pierre Vialard, the winemaker

At the vineyard
Patrick and Bruno, tractor operators

Secretaries, Administration & Sales:
Elen Siegler, Sonia Cassaigne and Leanne Puy

Accounting:
Jean Vangel

Top row from left to right : Pierre, Elen, Leanne, Patrick, Sonia, Jean V, Karine & Frédéric Bousquet.
Bottom row from left to right : Gloria, Jean E (guest), Michel (guest), Manu (guest), Bruno, Serge (guest).

Unique in Languedoc, a winery situated in the centre of town, attached to a fragmented vineyard of 130 hectares located on exceptional wine producing terroirs. A shining example of the diversity of the Corbières.

Enter into the vineyards of Château Grand Moulin to understand its climate, its landscapes and its soils; a mosaic of 7 different terroirs.

Jean-Noël and Frédéric Bousquet are proud to share their countryside values and their vineyard philosophy

Unique in Languedoc, a winery situated in the centre of town, attached to a fragmented vineyard of 130 hectares located on exceptional wine producing terroirs. A shining example of the diversity of the Corbières.

Unique in Languedoc, a winery situated in the centre of town, attached to a fragmented vineyard of 130 hectares located on exceptional wine producing terroirs. A shining example of the diversity of the Corbières.

Come in to the vineyards of Château Grand Moulin to understand its climate; its landscapes and its earth; a mosaic of 7 differents terroirs.

Come in to the vineyards of Château Grand Moulin to understand its climate, its landscapes and its earth; a mosaic of 7 different terroirs.

Jean-Noël and Frédéric Bousquet are proud to share their countryside values and their vineyard philosophy

Jean-Noël and Frédéric Bousquet are proud to share their countryside values and their vineyard philosophy