Located in the Entre-deux-Mers appellation on the right bank of the Bordeaux wine region, Chateau Marjosse is a Charterhouse which was constructed in 1782. Its initial owner was Bernard Chenier, a wine merchant in Bordeaux who settled there with his family and planted its first vines, which were spread over 56 different plots. Adjacent to the Charterhouse, the first winemaking cellar at the estate was made up of rectangular cement vats for carrying out must fermentation.
Chateau Marjosse was subsequently acquired by Alban Deleuze, who owned the Magasins du Louvre (Louvre shops) in Paris and who carried out numerous renovation works around the Charterhouse, deciding to gradually delegate winemaking to the chateau’s caretakers. In 1990, George, the son of Alban Deleuze, rented out some plots to a young winegrower, Pierre Lurton.
In 1992, Pierre Lurton, who grew up in Chateau Reynier, which neighbours the magnificent Charterhouse, moved into a second home in Chateau Marjosse and, over the years, successively bought several rooms from the Deleuze family.
In 2000, Pierre Lurton had an ultramodern cellar containing more than 40 cement vats constructed and, in 2013, became the owner of the entire 40-hectare vineyard, as well as the Charterhouse.
Located on clay-limestone soils, the Chateau Marjosse vineyard is made up of young and old vines, some of which are centuries old. Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon make up the grape varieties dedicated to the production of the red Chateau Marjosse at the vineyard. The vineyard dedicated to the production of the white Chateau Marjosse covers 12 hectares, within which the vines are 25 to 75 years old. There, the grape varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon and Muscadelle.
Alongside Jean-Marc Domme, technical director of the chateau since 2017, Pierre Lurton applies the same vinification principles which are practiced in the other prestigious chateaux of which he is in charge to Chateau Marjosse wines. Thus, plot-based vinification and the creation of micro-cuvees in limited quantities were introduced for the first time in the estate’s history to express the characteristics and microclimate of each of the most remarkable plots.
Chateau Marjosse produces wines from Entre-deux-Mers that seduce with their elegance and their rich aromatic palette.