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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Moueix, important family in the bordeaux trade, notably, but by no means exclusively, in st-émilion and pomerol. The Moueix family came from the Corrèze, a severe district in central France, noted for its hard-headed men. Jean Moueix (1882–1957) bought Ch Fonroque in St-Émilion in 1930, and his son Jean-Pierre (1913–2003) joined him that year, with the purpose of selling only the hitherto somewhat neglected wines, nearly all red, produced on the right bank of the Dordogne, from the Côtes de castillon downstream to blaye. In 1937, Jean-Pierre formed Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix on the quay in libourne. Increasingly successful in the post-war period, it became from 1970 the major négociant there selling the finer châteaux wines, at a time when the traditional merchants were failing.