Clos du Marquis 2022
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A Saint-Julien red wine with wonderful balance and finesse
Founded in 1902, Clos du Marquis has its origins in Petit Clos, the former home of the Marquis de Las Cases. Adjoining Château Léoville Las Cases, the Clos du Marquis vineyard is located on the finest terroirs of the Saint-Julien appellation on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. A strong brand of Domaines Delon, Clos du Marquis has a unique identity. The Clos de Marquis wines rank among the elite of Saint-Julien's finest red wines.
Clos du Marquis is a Saint-Julien wine from an exceptional vineyard, located 500 metres from the entrance to the Léoville Las Cases vineyard. The homogenous terroir is made up of a large amount of organic matter on the surface and soils composed of sandy-clay quaternary gravel. These gravels are older and finer than those of the Léoville Las Cases terroir, with greater hydric constraints. Being further away from the Gironde, the Clos du Marquis terroir comes later in the season and the grapes take longer to ripen.
The vines budded early following a mild winter. A warm spring with little rain gave way to a scorching summer. However, rainfall from late May to late June prevented water stress. The vintage's climatic conditions were conducive to producing grapes with a high degree of ripeness. Respecting the flow of sap during pruning gave the vines strength and resilience.
Clos du Marquis 2022 is a blend of Merlot (45.5%), Cabernet Sauvignon (44.5%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).