Louis Mitjavile, aka Loulou, is the son of François Mitjavile, the charismatic owner of the famous Château Tertre Roteboeuf. Loulou, who learned his profession alongside his father François, naturally decided to settle down with his wife Caroline and produce his own wine. In seeking out his vineyard, he wasn’t interested in what A.O.C was attached, but what the terroir was like, and whether it grew Merlot… the speciality of the Mitjavilles. He set his heart on an estate in the Côtes de Castillon in 2007, where his neighbours include certain Saint-Emilion grand crus like Valandraud. LouLou is also in high demand as an advisor, particularly in the realm of viticulture. He has clientel in Bordeaux obviously (Dassault, Martet…) but also in the Rhône, as well as in Languedoc. For all these reasons, his wines surpass our expectations of the Castillon appellation, an A.O.C of increasing dynamism. Loulou’s is a brilliant interpretation of Merlot, and his estate exemplifies the next generation of Bordeaux.