Marquis de Terme Cuvee 1762 2018, Margaux, France

Château Marquis de Terme’s history starts in 1762, when the property was included in Mademoiselle Ledoulx d’Emplet’s dowry in her marriage to François de Peguilhan, Marquis de Terme. The property, belonging to the Sénéclauze family since 1935, has a 260-year history. Cuvée 1762 is the expression of this timelessness. It is made to be the representation of the personality and the typycity of our terroir. All 26 of the vineyard’s plots are used in the blend. 40 ha of deep gravel typical of Margaux, with pockets of clay deeper down, consisting of three types of terroir. Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit verdot. Harvest: Manual harvesting, rigorous sorting to the vineyard and to the cellar. Vinification: Parcellar vinification in concrete, wood and stainless-steel temperature-controlled vats filled by gravity without pumping. Cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts, punching down, vinification without sulphites. Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels and concrete vats.