When the conversation turns to the two Médoc communes of Listrac and Moulis, the Chanfreau family is on everyone's lips.
Its members have been a breath of fresh air here for over 50 years. Château Fonréaud, their showpiece estate, has long been on a par with a classified estate in terms of quality, and the unsung Château Caroline produces remarkable wines. When the ten-hectare Moulis estate came into the hands of the Chanfreau family in 1963, it was still called Bellevue – but there are dozens of Bellevues in Bordeaux. "My grandfather renamed it after his daughter Caroline, my aunt, who had just been born," explains Loïc Chanfreau, who has been looking after the business for three years.
Aged 32, Loïc represents the third generation of the Chanfreau family in Listrac and Moulis. After training as an engineer he spent several years working in the Paris region, but then he was drawn back to his homeland. He has been helping his parents since 2015. Château Caroline is particularly close to his heart. The vineyards are ideally situated on excellent soils of loam and limestone.