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!

With a robust silhouette with bluish reflections, our Malbec was planted during World War II and is harvested by hand. A grape variety that has stood the test of time, where it has not came out unscathed in the Bordeaux region, and we want to reappropriate it to unfold all its nuances. Gros Bec offers a powerful nose of flowers, black fruits and toasted notes. A wine made for long flights.

Blend : 100 % Malbec
Appellation : Vin de France
Age of the vines : 75 years old
Number of bottles : 1,200
Soil type : Red clay, rich in iron, on limestone rock.
Pruning system : double guyot
Yield : 25 hl/ha
Aging : vinification in 500-litre barrels and aging for 12 months in the same barrels.
Degree : 14.5 % vol.

Tasting Notes

The Gros Bec 2018 does not go unnoticed, it has a deep purplish black color, under which is revealed a powerful, complex nose of vanilla and very ripe black fruits. The palate is opulent, fleshy, spherical, with a finish of black fruits and licorice.