Prieuré La Marzelle 2014

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

  • 2014 Exceptionally sunny late summer -
    Following a mild and wet winter, the springtime weather was within the 30-year average of the region. July and August were very rainy and cool.

Luckily the end of the season was remarkable with only slight precipitation and very warm temperatures.

This weather turnaround was beneficial for the vines and the ripeness arrived rather quickly. The harvest took place from the 30th of September until the 14th of October.
A new harvest reception area with a de-stemmers and an a densiometric sorting machine allowed for a better selection of grape berries that imparted upon the wine an incomparable precision and purity.

Specifications

  • Vineyard 16,28 hectares/one holding
  • Grape varieties 78% Merlot - 13% Cabernet franc - 9% Cabernet sauvignon
  • Density 5 700 plants/ha
  • Average age 29 years
  • Production 8 000 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 13 %