Château Marquis d’Alesme
WHY BUY IT ?
- A Grand Cru Classé in AOC Margaux
- The Perrodo family creates a real dynamic on the estate
- A universe apart, between the Eastern and Western worlds
- A very fine wine, typical of the Margaux appellation.
Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Marquis d’Alesme wrote in his own way the history and reputation of Margaux.
As early as the 18th century, the Marquis d’Alesme made Margaux a land of culture and passion. The Marquis’s chinoiseries as well as Jean Bekker-Teerlink’s long journeys dictated a certain taste for exoticism and cosmopolitanism. The love of beauty and botany guided the creation of landscape gardens.
Finally, Marquis d’Alesme was always driven by the idea that a great wine is a work of inspiration.
The vineyard of Château Marquis d’Alesme extends over 15 hectares in AOC Margaux. The soil is composed of 40% silica-gravel, 40% silico-gravel, 40% silico-marl and 20% clayey-limestone. The average age of the vines is 40 years, and the planting density is 10,000 vines per hectare, in order to guarantee the best possible quality of grapes. The vineyard is planted 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Vinification is done in troconical wooden and iox vats, then the wine is matured on lees for 3 months, 65% in new wooden barrels and 35% in one-wine barrels.
The wine of Château Marquis d’Alesme is a Margaux with finesse and elegance, with the tannins and structure of its dominant grape variety, the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the roundness of Merlot.