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!
This cuvée is the result of a blend of old gnarled ceps from Sémillon , Sauvignon Blanc and Gris planted on clay-limestone soil.
Blend : 1/3 Sémillon, 1/3 Sauvignon gris, 1/3 Sauvignon blanc
Appellation : AOC Bordeaux white
Age of vines : 40 to 75 years old
Number of bottles : 5,000
Type of soil : clay-limestone
Pruning system : « double guyot »
Yield : 45 hl / ha
Aging : 12 months, 100% in barrels (300 liters, 400 liters and 600-liter demi-muids), no new wood
Alcohol content : 13% vol
Coup de coeur » for this discovery. This cuvée brings us to the top of white wines in Bordeaux. Very careful viticulture. Slow pressing where only the heart is are preserved. Fermentation and aging in oak casks, barrels of 300 and 600 liters, for 12 months. (…) Bravo! Everyone knows that Marjosse is the property of Pierre Lurton, who manages Cheval Blanc and Yquem. Since 2018, he and his team have been doing a great job there.” (by wine critic Jean Marc Quarin)