2007 Château Prieuré La Marzelle
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- 4 ha of adjoining land
- Grape varieties
- 92% Merlot - 8% Cabernet sauvignon
- 5 600 plants/ha
- Âge moyen
- 43 years
- 23.200 bottles
- Upper terrace of Saint-Emilion formbed by the former Isle riverbed
- Bordelaise method (2 canes per vine)
A 13 lunation year, unsettled.
The month of April was hot and sunny, another sign of a good year, but the four months that followed were unfortunately cold and humid.
Fortunately, early September saw a period of high pressure which saved the vintage.
The prophylactic measures implemented several years ago have proved very rewarding.
Leaf stripping enables the fruit-bearing part of the vine to dry quickly after rainfall, whilst severe green harvests prevent the fruit from overcrowding and rot developing.
The 2007 vintage at La Marzelle turned out to be a great success. Intense, almost black in colour with attractive purple reflections.