Tasting note: Flowers and black raspberry scents are no effort to find, the wine is lush, polished, sweet, ripe and loaded with dark juicy plums, licorice, tobbacco and chocolate.
Chateau La Marzelle is located next to the famous Saint Emilion hotel, Grand Barrail, the terroir is a blend of gravel, sand, and clay soils.
However, the terroir varies as the vines are dispersed among different parcels. Chateau La Marzelle was certified biodynamic in 2018.
To produce the wine of Chateau La Marzelle, vinification takes place in truncated, stainless steel vats that range in size from 80 to 100 hectoliters. However, a small portion of the harvest is micro-vinified in 500-liter French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for 18 months.
Borie-Manoux is one of the biggest family-owned French wineries and wine merchant groups with a strong position on the home market and exporting to around 90 countries all over the world. Borie-Manoux owns a dozen Châteaux, including Batailley, Haut-Bages-Montpelou, Beau-Site, Trotte Vieille, and Domaine de l`Eglise located in the best known Classified Growths in the Bordeaux region.
• The originality of Borie-Manoux is to be at the same time vine grower, wine maker, distributor and to be one of the last family owned group of Bordeaux.