Anthologie de Marjosse – Limited Edition
For the past 30 years, Pierre Lurton has been taking a meticulous care of the vines in his « hidden garden » of Ch. Marjosse, one of the most iconic châteaux of the area that he purchased bits by bits. This estate, whose remarkable chartreuse was built in 1782, is located 14 km south of Saint Emilion. The 20 hectares vineyard is made of clay and limestone soils, old vines (some where planted in the 1920’s) and a great diversity of grape varieties : merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon in red ; sauvignon blanc, sauvignon gris, sémillon and muscadelle in white.
While acting as general manager of Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem, Pierre Lurton carried out a tremendous work to turn Marjosse into one of the most sought after wines of the Entre-Deux-Mers region. Since the 2018 vintage, he has opened a new chapter for the Château. Together with his technical director, Jean-Marc Domme, they started producing a few confidential cuvées on the most interesting plots of the estate in order to express its wonderful terroir with even more finesse. The « Anthologie » range was born!
The goldfinch has a rich and melodious repertoire, just like this vintage of chardonnay. Our will is to bring it some oceanic accents and colors. The 2018 vintage is a first nesting, all in delicacy.
Blend : 100% Chardonnay
Appellation : Vin de France
Age of the vines : grafting of 25 year old vines in 2017.
Number of bottles : 1200
Soil type : clay-siliceous on limestone rock.
Pruning system : single guyot
Yield : 20 hl/ha
Aging : Fermentation and maturing for 10 months in Bordeaux barrels, no new wood.
Degree : 13 % vol
The Chardonneret 2018, made from Chardonnay, is a new note in Marjosse’s score. Pale yellow in color, the discreet nose shows elegance and complexity when aired. The palate expresses itself more, imbued with minerality, it offers notes of citrus and hazelnut, punctuated by fine toasted touches on the finish.