The Chateau Marquis de Terme proudly rests in the heart of the Margaux appellation, on the left bank of Bordeaux. The origins of this vineyard date back to the 15th century, but the estate took on its current name in the 18th century when the Marquis de Terme took over the running of the estate. Since 1935, the Sénéclauze family has owned this estate, a true reference among the great Margaux wines.
Chateau Marquis de Terme’s 38-hectare vineyard is planted on deep gravel soils, a typical feature of the Margaux appellation, made up of thick quartz and quartzite. Some plots are more clayey. The vineyard is 35 years old on average and is managed in a plot-by-plot manner, with a respect for the environment.
An early budburst at the beginning of March was followed by a rapid and even flowering period. The months of May and June were particularly hot, but the last ten days were wet and cool. Veraison benefited from the hot weather at the beginning of August, which ensured an optimal concentration of sugars and phenolic compounds.
The vinification and aging
Plot selection. Manual harvesting. Rigorous sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar in order to keep only the best quality grapes. Vinification in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new.
Cabernet Sauvignon (70%)
Petit verdot (5%).