Gaëtan Moreau has headed up this 2.27-hectare wine estate since 1993, with the estate undergoing a major transformation in 2013. The merlot vines that produce the vineyard’s Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wines flourish on a site of superb quality adjoining prestigious vineyards like Châteaux Faugères, Fleur Cardinale, Pressac (Grands Crus Classés) and Valandraud (1er Grand Cru Classé). The result? Wines distinguished by their elegance, typicity, racy nature and sheer drinking pleasure.


The estate produces two wines which faithfully reflect the characteristics of the terroir on which they are grown. Château La Voûte is a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wine and its younger relation, La Clef de Voûte, is a Saint-Émilion.

Chateau La Voute Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Château La Voûte

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Château La Voûte

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Garnet-red in colour, powerful, yet well-balanced, elegant nose featuring lovely blackberry and blackcurrant notes and just a hint of the terroir’s minerality. Mouth-filling and silky with a long, smooth finish.

Location: Saint-Étienne de Lisse
Grape variety: 100% merlot
Soil: Limestone plateau
Area planted: 1.42 ha
Aging: entirely in new barrels for a period of 14 to 16 months
Age of vines: 45 years old
Yield: 38 hl/ha

Recommendations: May be drunk after 5 years but can be cellared as long as 20. Perfect accompaniment to elegant meat dishes. Serving temperature: 15°C to 17°C.

La Clef de Voute Saint Emilion

La Clef de Voûte


La Clef de Voûte


A lively raspberry-red shade, delicate, fruity nose. Plenty of fruit on the palate. Refreshing and an absolute treat!

Location: Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens
Grape variety: 100% merlot
Soil: sandy silt
Area planted: 0.85 ha
Aging: in stainless steel tanks
Age of vines: 30 years old
Yield: 50 hl/ha

Recommendations: Should be drunk young (may be kept for up to 5 years). Excellent with cold cooked meats and white meat. Serving temperature: 14°C to 15°C.

Saint Emilion terroir


We grow our vines using the supervised control approach, which includes the use of sexual confusion control techniques. We cover plant one row in two, alternating them with rows which have been mechanically ploughed. This allows a variety of flora and fauna to flourish throughout the year.

Saint Emilion vendanges


Harvesting is carried out by hand, using sorting tables and ‘cagettes’ (small trays). Grapes are gently transported to inverted stainless steel tronconic tanks by means of a peristaltic pump. They are subjected to cold maceration for a few days before being fermented for about a week, then macerated for 2 to 3 weeks depending on the wine in question.

Saint Emilion Grand Cru


With the Château La Voûte, we lovingly blend wine that’s been aged in French oak barrels sourced from 5 different coopers, each of which have been painstakingly selected. The wine is aged between 14 to 16 months, depending on the particular wine.
Our fresh, fruity La Clef de Voûte is aged in tanks.

Saint Emilion La Voute


Entirely renovated in 2019, the cellar invites curiosity. Its elliptical-shaped infrastructure, designed by Gaëtan Moreau, was conceived to provide optimal working flexibility.
The ergonomics of this space, in line with the state-of-the-art equipment it houses, adapts to each vintage vinification process. It's a question of balance!
On one side of the cellar, are positioned inverted tapered stainless-steel tanks whose dimensions correspond to a very specific vineyard plot.
On the other side, the barrels are suspended in space. This bespoke shelving system adapts perfectly to the oval walls of the building and allows minimal handling of the barrels.

Saint Emilion La Voute


The Château La Voûte is very much part of a tradition of superb Saint Émilion wines, endowed with a delicate woody character, mouth-filling and a delight to drink. Perfect for special occasions – what’s more, it has good aging potential.
La Clef de Voûte, as Gaëtan Moreau likes to say, is a wine to enjoy with friends, generous, fruity, refreshing - great for sharing and enjoying life to the full together!



Château La Voûte

  • 93-95/100 - Yves Beck

Tasted by Yves Beck, on 28.03.2020:
Pourpre violacé. Que de fraîcheur et de subtilité dans ce bouquet où je relève des notes de mûres, de cassis ainsi qu’une touche de fèves de cacao. Touche crayeuse. En bouche le vin est crémeux, friand et parfaitement équilibré. Il est doté de tannins élégants, compacts, qui se révèlent en fin de bouche et qui sont en symbiose avec la tension de la structure. Finale racée et fruitée. Un La Voûte sapide et de caractère. 2025-2039
Note : 93-95/100


Château La Voûte

  • 92-94/100 - Robert Parker
  • 89-90/100 - James Suckling
  • 93+/100 - Adrien Van Velsen
  • 91/92/100 - Vert de Vin
  • 89-91/100 - Neal Martin

Barrel tasted by Robert Parker:
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Voute delivers notes of chargrill, tar and black soil over a core of blackberries and red and black plums. The palate is medium to full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins and a compelling racy line lifting the intense red and black fruits, leading to a long finish.
Note : 92-94/100

Barrel tasted by Yves Beck:
Rouge grenat aux reflets violacés. Bouquet intense et complexe alliant parfaitement les notes fruitées, épicées et le terroir. L’élevage apparait également, dans des proportions tout à fait équilibrées. Le plateau calcaire se profile bien au nez avec des notes de craie. Belle intensité fruitée avec des griottes et des myrtilles. Finalement, je relève de la cannelle, de la réglisse et des fèves de cacao. Attaque friande et rafraîchissante. Le corps a du gras et une agréable touche suave. Les tannins se révèlent lentement en fin de bouche. Ils sont parfaitement intégrés au vin et en symbiose avec la tension. Cette dernière confère de la race et tient le fruit jusqu’en finale. Une très belle réussite, du même niveau que l’exceptionnel 2016.
Aging potential: 2022–2037
Note : 94–96/100

La Clef de Voûte

Because of the climatic events that happened during spring, the domain has not produced La Clef de Voûte in 2017.


Château La Voûte

  • 95/100 - Yves Beck
  • 94/100 - Adrien Van Velsen
  • 90-91/100 - James Suckling
  • 92-93/100 - Vertdevin
  • 87-89/100 - Neal Martin

Bottle tasted by Yves Beck on 21.11.2018:
Rouge grenat aux reflets violets. Le bouquet de La Voûte se révèle avec beaucoup de subtilité et de fraîcheur. Il laisse apparaître des notes de menthe, de mûres et de cerises. A l’aération, c’est le terroir qui gagne en expression et qui se révèlent au travers de note crayeuses. Au palais, le vin a de la race, du gras, de la fraîcheur et un superbe équilibre entre les tannins et la structure. Un vin construit sur la finesse avec une superbe tension en finale. Belle réussite de Gaëtan Moreau avec une très belle précision de terroir.
Aging potential: 2023–2041
Score: 95/100

La Clef de Voûte

  • 88-89/100 - James Suckling
  • 90/100 - Adrien Van Velsen
  • 89-90/100 - Vertdevin
  • 92/100 - Yves Beck

Dégustation de Vertdevin, novembre 2018 en bouteille :
The nose is fruty and offers a slight intensity. It reveals notes of fleshy black-berry, fleshy cassis and small notes of rasberry, sour cherry associated with small/ fine touches of flowers as well as discreet hints of sweet spices / liquorice and discreet hint of Cuben pepper. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced and offers a good definition, gourmandise, roudness, suavity, a good freshness as well as an acidulous frame. On the palate this wine expresses notes of crunchy cassis, juicy blackberry and small notes of juicy raspberry, crushed / acidulous and berries associated with slight / discreet touches of flowers / liquorice as well as a very discreet hint of vanilla and an imperceptible hint of chocolate (in the background). Tannins are fine and very slighty tight.
Note : 15/20 89-90/100


Château La Voûte

  • 93-95/100 - Yves Beck
  • 17/20 - René Gabriel
  • 94/100 - Antoon Laurent
  • 93+/100 - Adrien Van Velsen
  • 89/100 - James Suckling
  • 88/100 - Robert Parker

Bottle tasted by Yves Beck on 29.11.2017:
Rouge grenat aux reflets pourpres. Bouquet intense et complexe révélant des notes de myrtilles, de fruits confits et d’élevage. Agréables notes de réglisse et élégante touche florale. Finalement je relève également de discrètes notes de craie, au travers desquels le terroir s’exprime. Attaque friande et fruitée. Au palais, le vin est séduisant, crémeux et doté d’une structure vive qui confère de l’équilibre, de la tension et du fruit. Les tanins sont fins et se révèlent lentement en fin de bouche. Je retrouve les notes crayeuses constatées au bouquet. Un vin séduisant et convaincant.
Aging potential: 2022–2040
Note: 94/100.

La Clef de Voûte

  • 91/100 - Antoon Laurent
  • 90/100 - Adrien Van Velsen

Château La Voûte

  • 91-93/100 - Yves Beck
  • 18/20 - René Gabriel
  • 91-93/100 - Antoon Laurent
  • 91/100 - Adrien Van Velsen


SCEA Vignobles Moreau
Bel Air - 33330 Saint Etienne de Lisse - France
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