2020 Château Prieuré La Marzelle
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- 16.28 ha of adjoining land
- Grape varieties
- 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet sauvignon
- 5 700 à 7 150 plants/ha
- Âge moyen
- 33 years
- 14 000 bottles
- Upper terrace of Saint-Emilion formbed by the former Isle riverbed
- Bordelaise method (2 canes per vine)
The first AB-certified vintage.
The winter was mild, with above-normal temperatures, favouring very early budburst. The rainy spring resulted in very heavy downy mildew pressure.The team’s hard work and expertise in biological control ensured the best possible yields.
The summer, from July to September, was scorching. Our Biodynamic viticulture enabled the vines to get through this particular period remarkably well.
The grapes ripen slowly.
The harvest, which came earlier than usual, began on 20 September and finished on 30 September. Gentle, respectful vinification in truncated cone-shaped vats produces wines that are powerful yet balanced and elegant, expressing the aromas of the fruit with the necessary tension.
The wine is matured in new 500-litre French oak barrels.