Prieuré La Marzelle 2004

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Intense colour with attractive raspberry reflections. The powerful and complex nose reveals notes of eau-de-vie fruits. The attack is fresh and lively. This is a discreet, yet highly pleasurable wine. The finish lingers with notes of cherry liqueur.

A humid year. The rainy end to the summer caused the grapes to swell.

Specifications

  • Vineyard 4 hectares of adjoining land
  • Grape varieties 92% Merlot - 8% Cabernet sauvignon
  • Density 5.600 vines/ha
  • Average age 40 years
  • Production 23.200 bottles
  • Situation Haute Terrasse (upper terrace) of Saint-Emilion formed by the former Isle riverbed.
  • Soil 3 types: gravel (continuation of the gravel soils of Figeac), sand on clay (comparable to those of Petrus), old sands
  • Pruning Bordelaise method (2 canes per vine)
  • Alcohol 13%