Prieuré La Marzelle 2010

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

July, August and September were very dry. Disease pressure was therefore minimal and the grapes were at optimum ripeness levels. We continue
to work taking a highly considerate approach to the environment. No chemical fertilisers or weed killers are used. The excellent weather in the autumn allowed us to set our ten days of harvesting at our convenience over a period of four weeks in October. The results were as outstanding as we had imagined.

The domaine's wines are intensely coloured, fruity, lively, harmonious and well-balanced with a tasty, fleshy character and good length.

Specifications

  • Vineyard 4 hectares/one holding
  • Grape varieties 92% Merlot - 8% Cabernet sauvignon
  • Density 5 600 plants/ha
  • Average age 46 years
  • Production 15 000 bottles
  • Situation High terrace of Saint-Emilion formed by Isle river bed
  • Soil Ancient sands, Deep gravel, Blue clay
  • Pruning Bordelaise (2 frank canes)
  • Alcohol 14%