Chateau Malmaison, in the Moulis-en-Medoc appellation, is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc. Grapes have been grown here, thanks to a handful of different owners and a sizeable religious community, ever since the Middle Ages. This property, which adjoins Chateau Clarke, was purchased by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. Thanks to his impetus, the vineyard was restored to its former glory. He named the wine after his spouse, the elegant Baroness Nadine de Rothschild, who is also passionate about gardening. The vineyard now covers 33 ha of claylimestone soil, which is ideal for Merlot, the predominant grape variety.