Half of the estate´s name is probably due to the former presence of a mill, and the other half seems to be linked with a knight named Chevalier Larose, who owned the neighboring great growth, Château Gruaud Larose, in the 18th century.
Acquired in 1971 by Guy Delon, Château Moulin de la Rose is now managed by his children, Jean-François (Technical Director) and Guylène (Administrative Director). A small enclave among the classified growths of Saint-Julien with just 5 hectares of vines surrounded by grand crus classés, Château Moulin de la Rose is nicknamed the "Lilliputian of Saint-Julien". The estate has a homogeneous terroir with some of the best gravelly oil in Saint-Julien. The blend of grape varieties (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot), produces a generous, tannic wine that maintains all the smoothness and finesses of the great wines of Saint-Julien.