Haut-Médoc - Moulis or Moulis-en-Médoc - Wine - Producer - Accomodation in castle - Restaurant at the castle
This magic name (chasing out the nosthalgia) is probably the result of a discussion back in 1860 between Rosa Ferriere, the Mistress of the place, and her neighbour, Odilon Redon, a well-known symbolist painter. He was, among other things, the author of the illustrations for Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, in which it is now known he copyrighted the word Spleen.
Chasse-Spleen is spreading in the Moulis area over ninety hectares of plantation, the vineyard stretches over three of the town peaks of deep gravels. There lies the cabernet-sauvignon reg, where the gravel layers wear out, and the clay comes through the shallow limestone soil. This is where the Merlots grow.
A long time owners, the Gressier, sold the Château to a German family who managed to create a fashionable brand in Northern Europe. Then the First World War deprived them of the Château and a family of foresters from the Landes, bought it. In 1976, Chasse-Spleen was sold to Jacques Merlaut, a well-known wholesaler. In 2000, he entrusted one of his granddaughters, Céline Villars, with responsibility for the Château.