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Built in 1782, Château Marjosse is an estate located in the Entre-deux-Mers region, on the right bank of Bordeaux. Initially owned by the wine merchant Bernard Chénier, Château Marjosse was acquired by the Deleuze family, who in 1990 transferred some of the plots to Pierre Lurton for farming. In 1992, Pierre Lurton, who grew up in Château Reynier next door to this magnificent Charter House, moved into a second home at Château Marjosse and over the years bought several pieces of property from the Deleuze family. In 2000, Pierre Lurton built an ultra-modern cellar containing more than 40 cement vats and in 2013 became the owner of the entire vineyard as well as the Charter House.
Château Marjosse Rouge is a Bordeaux wine that stems from a dedicated vineyard of 40 hectares. The vines, aged between 25 and 75 years for the oldest, are located on exceptional clay-limestone soils.
2022 was a year marked by a hot and dry summer. The vineyard resisted these extreme conditions thanks to the clay-limestone soils which provided sufficient water reserves. The rainy spells in mid-August as well as the nice temperature variations between hot days and cool nights were restorative for the vineyard, boosting ripeness while preserving freshness and acidity. The harvest was early (8 September for Merlot and 4 October for Cabernet Sauvignon).
Winemaking and ageing
In 2017, Pierre Lurton hired Jean-Marc Domme as technical director. For the first time in the history of the estate, Pierre Lurton initiated separate vinification by plot and the creation of micro-cuvées with limited quantities from the grapes of the most remarkable plots, in order to express the characteristics and the microclimate of each of them. Harvested early in the morning and sorted, the grapes underwent cold pre-fermentation maceration (4 to 5 days). Vinification by plot. After alcoholic fermentation, a selection of the best batches underwent malolactic fermentation in 400-litre barrels (without new wood); the other part was aged on fine lees in temperature-controlled concrete vats.
Cabernet Franc (10%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)
The colour is dark and intense.
The nose has a lovely freshness, releasing fragrances of blackberry and mint.
The palate entices with its balance and its silky and creamy texture. Scents of citrus fruit and bitter orange mingle harmoniously until a persistent finish.