Chateau Marquis De Terme Cuvee 1762 2018, Margaux, Bordeaux, France

The history of Château Marquis de Terme began in 1762, when Mademoiselle Ledoulx d’Emplet brought the estate as a dowry to François de Peguilhan, the Marquis de Terme. The property has belonged to the Sénéclauze family since 1935. The 1762 cuvée is the expression of this timelessness. It is designed to represent the personality and typicity of our terroir. The 26 plots of the vineyard are used in the composition of the cuvée. Soil: 40 ha of deep gravel typical of Margaux, locally more clayey at depth. Assembly: Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Merlot 18%, Petit Verdot 59%. Harvest: The grapes are harvested by hand, and are sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar. Winemaking: Parcel vinification in temperature-controlled concrete, wood and stainless steel vats filled by gravity without pumping. Cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation under natural yeasts, punching down the capping down practice, sulphite-free vinification. Breeding: 12 months in French oak barrels and concrete vats. Tasting: The 1762 cuvée has a deep color with purple reflections. Rich bouquet, with floral notes, blackberry, dark chocolate, bitter orange and liquorice. The palate is full, round and creamy. Flavors of black berries on a mocha finish.