2015 Château Prieuré La Marzelle
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- 16.28 ha of adjoining land
- Grape varieties
- 80% Merlot- 13% Cabernet Franc- 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 5 700 à 7 150 plants/ha
- Âge moyen
- 30 years
- 14 000 bottles
- Upper terrace of Saint-Emilion formbed by the former Isle riverbed
- Bordelaise method (2 canes per vine)
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.