Château Malescot Saint Exupery
WHY BUY IT ?
- A 3rd Margaux Grand Cru Classé with an exceptional terroir: next to Ch. Margaux
- A philosophy of respect for the vineyards and the environment: everything goes together to make a great wine
- High-tech equipment that make a high-quality wine
- Internationally renowned for its consulting oenologist: Michel Rolland
- One of the most interesting quality / price ratio of the appellation
- Beautiful scores for each vintage
The history of Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry goes back to 1697, when the property was born under the reign of the Escoussés family. The estate will subsequently be sold to Maître Simon Malescot, advisor to King Louis XIV. He enriched the property for more than a century before giving in turn to Jean-Baptiste Saint-Exupéry, great-grandfather of the writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He decided to enrich the name of the Château with his name to become Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry. The property will subsequently be acquired by Messrs. Fourcade and Boissac who will make the Malescot wine worthy of its rank. They begin renovations in the cellars of exploitation which will become in 1870 a model for the other castles Médocains. When it was bought in June 1955, the estate has only 7 hectares of vines. It is 3 generations of the Zuger family who succeed then to relaunch the castle and restore its reputation. Half a century later, still in the Zuger family, Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry has found its superb.
The terroir of Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry covers 45 hectares of which 30 are dedicated to the vine. The grape variety is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Following historical and geological studies, plots have been identified as essential nuclei of vine growing for more than 3 centuries. During the harvest, the grapes are collected in a crate to preserve the integrity of the berries and avoid crushing. The new de-stemming method, with its unique structure, eliminates plant debris that may still be present. Once the breeding is finished the wine is assembled and bottled without gluing or filtration in order to respect the organoleptic qualities, heirs of the typicality of the terroir.
At the tasting, Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry is one of the most interesting wines in the Margaux vineyard: it still shines with its creamy, almost Burgundian texture and refined tannins.
- Owners: Family ZUGER
- Manager: Jean-Luc ZUGER
- Cellar Master: Gilles POUGET
- Oenologist Consultant: Michel ROLLAND