Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Neighbour of Pétrus and Cheval Blanc...
Complex - Elegant
90/100 Parker. 92/100 James Suckling. 94/100 Wine Spectator. 17/20 Gault & Millau.
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Château La Marzelle
The Château La Marzelle, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, was purchased in 1998 by Jean-Jacques and Jacqueline Sioen, a West Flanders manufacturing couple who developed and succeeded in maintaining a flourishing textile group in Belgium. Far from abandoning the vineyard after the death of her husband, Jacqueline Sioen devotes even more time to it than she did in the past, since her daughter Michèle now runs the family group. The Sioens extended the vineyard, modernised the cellars and hired first-class professionals to improve the quality of the La Marzelle wines. They now rank among the very best of the appellation.
Château La Marzelle
The Château La Marzelle covers 17 hectares on the Haute Terrasse de Saint-Emilion, once the bed of the Isle, a river that has its source in the Massif Central and that has, over time, deposited sand (on clay in some places), a gravel-sand mixture and shingle here. Pétrus, Cheval Blanc, Figeac and La Marzelle lie from north to south on this unique strip of land.
The first wine produced here is vinified the traditional way, with cold pre-fermentation maceration, long fermentation on skins and malolactic fermentation in casks. The maturing in casks (60% new and 40% one wine) takes 18 months.
Deep red robe.
Fruity nose dominated by blackberries, with slightly spicy notes.
Generous and complex in the mouth, with a clean attack phase and soft tannins.
Quail stuffed with foie gras or game animals.
|Domain||Château La Marzelle|
|Cuvée||Château La Marzelle|
|Appellation||AOP Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé|
|Dominant grape variety||Merlot|
|Blend||80% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||at least 10 years|