Prieuré La Marzelle 2015

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

2015 : Our real premiere in Biodynamics

After our bio debut in 2008 and our learning how to use herbal teas in 2011, we achieved a new stage in 2015: Biodynamics. Under the leadership of Anne Caldéroni, we applied the principles of Biodynamics in our entire vineyard. The vines responded remarkably.

The 2015 vintage enjoyed a much lower rainfall than the thirty-year average.

Despite a slight delay in the bud, the evolution has been exceptional since the end of April. A really beautiful flowering, rapid and uniform throughout the vineyard.

Strong early water constraints slightly delayed the ’veraison’ which was unlocked by the welcome rainfalls in August. The wonderful weather conditions in September allowed a good maturation and spreading of the harvest which took place at La Marzelle from September 17th until October 7th, 2015.

Reviews

Andreas LARSSON

91/100

Specifications

  • Vineyard 16,28 hectares/one holding
  • Grape varieties 80% Merlot - 13% Cabernet Franc - 7% Cabernet sauvignon
  • Density 5 700 vines/ha - 7 150 vines/ha
  • Average age 30 years
  • Production 14 000 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%